Fast food, fast fashion, fast society. In a world like this, we want things immediately. We want them now. We want them cheap. But things like shirts, and shoes, and jewelry take time and care to produce in an ethically and environmentally responsible manner. This is why slow fashion tends to be more expensive than fast fashion. If you want to join the slow fashion movement and make more ethically and environmentally friendly fashion choices, you need to follow these quick and easy 6 steps to a more fashionably responsible you.
1. Read the label!
Seems easy enough right? You probably do it anyways. Instead of just reading the label, listen to what you are reading. Determine where your clothes and accessories come from before you swipe your credit card. Just reading the label will give you a good idea of the type of working conditions that went into making your new shoes.
2. Quality over quantity
Sure, slow-fashion tends to be more expensive than fast-fashion. Love what you buy so that you don’t feel a need to buy more in a weeks time. Better quality also means your slow-fashion products will last longer, leading into #3.
3. Take care of your things
Clean your jewelry, polish your shoes, and wash your clothes according to the directions. Take care of your things so they last longer and look better.
4. Make timeless choices
Look through any magazine and you’ll notice timeless pieces that have been making an appearance on our wrists or our waists for decades. Certain designs are timeless and effortless. If you choose timeless and classic pieces you won’t get sick of them in a week or two. Designs like these never go out of style. Hint, hint! Kendra Phillip!
5. Buy local
Whether it’s your strawberries or your mini cuffs, buy local. The closer to home, the better when it comes to sustainability. Added bonus- less money is spent on getting the products to you, so you will likely pay less.
6. Have fun!
Being a more fashionably responsible shopper does not mean being a boring shopper- common misconception. Gone are the days of hemp dresses. Today, you can shop for inspired clothing and chic accessories in a fashionably responsible way without looking totally organic. The key is, don’t make it a chore, make it a part of your life and enjoy it! 😉