Sustainability is important all year around, especially in this era of fast fashion. However, we still need to make sure that we are buying a good quality. This is even more important if you have harsh winters you need to make it through. Here are some of the best things you can do if you want to build a sustainable winter wardrobe.
Find Eco-Friendly Brands
Luckily, fashion brands are beginning to catch on to the demand for sustainable fashion. There are more and more options popping up for great clothes from sustainable sources. If you want to find the perfect piece to complete your winter wardrobe then you might be able to find it from a new source.
Make sure you research a brand carefully before committing to it. If they claim to use Fairtrade materials, you need to find out if they do. Likewise, you should thoroughly research their factories to make sure that they are not using sweatshops even if they claim to be completely sustainable. There are many ways brands can slip up and you need to make sure that they meet your personal standards. If you are not happy that a brand meets your standards, it might be better for you to look somewhere else for a similar piece. Don’t be tricked into buying something just because it is there; there will nearly always be a more ethical piece out there.
Buy High Quality
One of the best things you can always do when putting together a sustainable winter wardrobe is buy high-quality pieces. You want to make sure that you are getting the best possible piece based on your budget. The higher the quality of the items you are buying, the more likely they are to last for a long time.
For example, a good pair of boots are essential for the winter months. If you buy a pair from a good shop and a well-known bootmaker, you can be certain that they are not going to fall apart in a few uses. You might even be able to get a good few winters out of them. This will always be preferable to having to buy a new pair every winter. Find a good pair which you know you will be able to wear season after season. While it is good to pick a stylish pair of boots, you also need to think about practicalities and how long they will last for.
Second-hand and charity shops will always remain a great place to get great clothes at a fraction of their original costs. You can even frequently find pieces which are new and still have their original tasks on. No matter what you are searching for, you should be able to find a few great options.
You might have to get very knowledgeable about your local charity shops, especially if the stock changes regularly in them. By popping in every now and then, you should be able to get a good idea about what is available and when the stock changes happen.
Building a sustainable winter wardrobe is always going to take time and patience. You need to carefully select your pieces and it might take you a while to source them. However, no matter where you go to find them, you should manage to build yourself a fantastic winter wardrobe. Take the time to properly investigate all the options open to you and find exactly the right pieces you need. Before you know it, all of your fashion could be ethical and sustainable, no matter which season you wear it in.