Have Clothes, Will Travel
You might already know the tried-and-true shopping tricks of buying all your clothes in one predetermined color scheme or buying last year’s fashions on sale at the turn of the season.
If you’ve made a vow to wear more ethical fashions, here are four ways you can get started doing that today.
The key is to research your favorite brands. Find out how they treat their workers worldwide. If that brand has a reputation for mistreating its workers, then don’t buy that brand’s clothing in your local store.
Do you and your sister or best friend wear the same size? Then, why not start a wardrobe swap? It can include as many or as few people as you’d like. The other cool thing about this is that you can keep your fashion efforts local and ethical.
If you spend $150 on something that lasts six or seven years or more, then the per-wear price isn’t that much. That’s basically $25 a year or less.
According to Elle, you don’t have to be stuck with your old digs. Drop your old clothes off at any local H&M site around the world, and the staff in that store will see to it that your clothing gets donated.