Sustainable fashion: 5 questions to ask yourself before buying new clothes

16th April 2021

The fashion industry is one of the worst for its negative impact on the environment. It takes roughly 1800 gallons of water to produce a new pair of jeans, and synthetic materials such as polyester can take up to 200 years to decompose in landfill. If you are looking to reduce how many new items of clothing you purchase, here are five questions to ask yourself before buying new clothes.

“Do I really need it?”

“How often will I wear it?”

“Could I find this item secondhand?”

“Is it made from sustainable fabric?”

“Who made these clothes?”

If you can still justifying a new item after asking yourself all of these questions, this is probably a sign that you should purchase the new item. But asking yourself these five questions before purchasing something new will be sure to help you have a more sustainable approach to fashion in the future!

Related: 20 Sustainable Fashion Tips for an Ethical Wardrobe

Sustainable fashion: 5 questions to ask yourself before buying new clothes
Wearing my mum’s old Levi’s jeans – they are around 25 years old!
Sustainable fashion: 5 questions to ask yourself before buying new clothes
Wearing my treasured vintage coat I found in a charity shop for £12!

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One response to “Sustainable fashion: 5 questions to ask yourself before buying new clothes”

  1. I love the content you posted, it is always super helpful and informative. Keep posting such an amazing article, I love reading all your blogs.

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HI, I’M ABBI

I’m a travel-loving sustainability advocate, on a journey to live a low-impact lifestyle alongside seeing the world. I’m obsessed with my two dogs, secondhand shopping, and growing vegetables.

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