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The biggest challenge in embracing sustainability that most of us face is the myth that it doesn't always come cheap. Well, you're wrong here. We have listed below a few easy tips for you to switch to a slow life on a budget.
The better you take care of the pieces existing in your wardrobe, the longer they support you- save your money, lessen the clothing going into the landfills and bring down your carbon footprint to a major extent.
So try your best to make them last longer- be it in the way you wash them, wear them or where you wear them!
Most of the times, our shopping habits are dictated not by what we need- but what we like. We might have 20 dresses lying in our wardrobe but might choose to buy another one, just because we like it. That's where the problem lies.
Choose according to what you need and save up for quality clothing.
Most of the fast fashion chains that most of us shop from are running at the expense of their workforce's lives. They are underpaind, work in the most unsafe and filthiest conditions and while these fast fashion chains are getting fat pay cheques, none of them are carried forward to the workers.
That's why you need to ask #WhoMadeMyClothes.
Supporting your local tailors/ craftsmen will not only get you better quality- You will get a custom fit garment, and the local tailors will get employment; It will be a win-win situation.
Buy second hand, swap pieces with your friends. Make optimum use of every clothing ever made.
Do we really need to explain this one too?
But here's a tip- avoid paper bags along with the plastic ones. Millions of trees are cut every year to run the paper industry. Save trees. Avoid paper.
Use your old sarees to make kurtis, kimonos, table cloths, whatever. Just don’t send your clothes to landfills.
Whenever you can, wherever you can, whichever way possible. Your efforts can make all the difference.