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Turn your wardrobe into an eco-friendly heaven

In an era where climate change and environmental issues are at the forefront of global concerns, it is essential to adopt sustainable practices in all aspects of our lives, including our wardrobes. Fast fashion and excessive consumption have taken a toll on the environment, but we can make a difference by building a sustainable wardrobe. It might seem intimidating, but there are quite a couple of steps you can take in order to help the environment. Let us show you how!

Firstly, it is really important to go through your current wardrobe and declutter it. You may want to select some of your favorite, most versatile and sustainable items and offer the rest to NGOs in need of such items.

Then you need to shift your attention to qualitative, durable, and ethically produced items. Instead of following all fast-fashion trends you see at the mall, focus on incorporating a few versatile items into your wardrobe. A good example of such a practice is investing in garments made from comfy and natural material like cotton and wool. If you don’t know where to start, here is a great collection of Merino wool sweaters that celebrate Ireland’s knitting tradition and guarantee it will last for generations to come. This type of wool has great moisture-wicking properties so it can be worn in any season, and most importantly, it’s biodegradable!

P.S. No sheep are hurt in the process of making Merino wool sweaters, so this is surely a bio-friendly option!

Another great way of building an eco-friendly wardrobe is shopping at local thrift stores when you are looking for new items. Second hand stores are a lovely way of giving pre-loved garments some love. You’ll not only find unique pieces but also contribute to reducing the demand for new clothing production and reduce your footprint. Additionally, consider clothing swaps with friends or attending swap events in your community, where you can exchange items, you no longer need for something fresh and exciting.

If you wish to add a touch of fun and take on some new hobbies while you build your eco-friendly wardrobe, you can DIY your own garments. You can try knitting or upcycling some garments and spend your time with this relaxing activity. Being eco-friendly can be enjoyable and you will surely be on your to-do list for this year!