Sustainable Fashion Tips for the Modern Millenial

Sustainable fashion tips for the modern millenial

As a modern millennial, I have become more aware about the environment and how making sustainable choices can affect the environment positively. No, I’m not a pro or anything like that, but I try to do my part, however little. Fashion may not seem like a particularly environmentally damaging industry, but it actually has a huge impact. From water usage in the production process to the tons of clothing that end up in landfills every year, there are plenty of reasons to be mindful of the fashion choices we make.

5 Sustainable Fashion Tips for the Millenial

According to The Roundup, the sustainable fashion industry is currently worth $6.5 Billion and is expected to hit $15 billion by 2030. Without further ado, here are my top sustainable fashion tips for the modern millennial:

1. Thrift

One of the easiest and most impactful ways to be more sustainable in your fashion choices is to shop secondhand. Not only is it more affordable, but it also keeps clothing out of landfills and reduces the demand for new clothes to be produced. Plus, there are so many amazing thrift stores and online marketplaces these days, you can easily find high-quality, stylish pieces without breaking the bank.

An image of a white lady modelling a blue dress
Buy thrifted clothes from Dow Closet Thrift

2. Invest In Timeless pieces

Another way to be more sustainable in your fashion choices is to focus on buying pieces that will stand the test of time. This means investing in classic, timeless pieces that won’t go out of style after just one season. Not only will this save you money in the long run, but it will also reduce the amount of clothing you have to buy and eventually dispose of. Fun fact: I still have clothes and bags from like many years ago that are surprisingly in line with today’s fashion trends.

Image of a brown Hemes bag stating it's details - medium size, price- $3,700 and that it was previously owned
Shop preowned designer shoes and bags from Reloved Rack

3. Support Sustainable Brands

If you want to make a bigger impact, consider supporting sustainable fashion brands. These companies prioritize eco-friendliness in their production processes and materials, making it easier for you to make sustainable choices without having to do all the research yourself.

An image showing a bag from a brand called AJANÉÉ, a sustainable fashion brand. There are inscriptions of the materials where different parts of the bag were sourced from
Upcycled bag from AJANEE
An image of a model wearing an jacket and a pair of pants from AJANÉÉ
Two piece from AJANÉÉ

4. Repair and Upcycle

Finally, don’t be afraid to get creative and try repairing and upcycling your clothes. Whether it’s mending a tear or repurposing an old piece into something new, there are so many ways to give your clothes a second life. Not only will this save you money, but it will also reduce the amount of clothing that ends up in landfills.

5. Donate Clothes You No Longer Wear

If you have clothes you no longer wear, don’t let them sit in your closet collecting dust. Instead, donate them to a local thrift store or charitable organization. This not only declutters your space, but it also gives someone else the opportunity to wear and enjoy those items.

Finally,

Sustainable fashion may require a little bit more effort and thought, but it’s well worth it. Not only are you doing your part to protect the environment, but you’re also saving money and supporting small businesses. Plus, with all the options out there for secondhand shopping, investing in quality pieces, and even swapping clothes with friends, it’s easier than ever to incorporate sustainable fashion into your wardrobe.

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