By Stef McDonald
How we shop and care for our clothing is one of many ways we can we can reduce our carbon footprints and protect our water sources, the earth, and the public health. Here are some tips on being an environmentally-friendly fashionista.
Shop locally. Earth-friendly benefit: you’ll reduce carbon emissions. Bonus: you’ll support your local economy.
Choose fabrics wisely.
Support sustainable brands. Earth-friendly benefit: you’ll be taking business away from polluting companies in favor of ones who care about people and the planet.
Think before trashing.
Wash and dry wisely.
Reuse and repurpose worn or unwanted clothing.
Shop secondhand first. Buy pre-owned clothing from thrift shops, consignment shops, vintage sources and online resale shops, from eBay and Etsy to ThredUp and Tradesy. Earth-friendly benefit: you’ll keep clothing out of landfills and play a small part in reducing the over-production of new merchandise.