Sure sustainability in fashion is great for the environment, but why should you do it? I mean why should you care?
Let’s be real for a second, we all have grand ideals, and desires, and if we could do everything we would. But everyone is self-interested. I mean, that’s how the species survived (in part, I could go into the evolutionary justification for altruism, and the genetics involved, but I won’t bore you with my nerdy science interests). Let’s just say that there has to be a level of self-interest.
Plus, thinking about grand ideals all the time just isn’t possible. We’re human and we’re imperfect – if I haven’t already mentioned that like, a gazillion times, on this site. And we get tired and stressed. It’s not easy being alive. Never has been.
So here’s why you should be interested in sustainabilty: it’ll save you time and money. I know. It’s crazy to think that but it really will. You’ll spend less time shopping, and worrying about what’s the latest craze. You’ll spend less time sifting through emails, and on websites. You’ll spend less time worrying about hiding purchases, paying for purchases, organizing stuff, and stressing over what to wear. More importantly, you’ll spend less time stressing overall.
Crazy, I know. But it’s a weird thing: when you change one behavior, other behaviors change and have a ripple affect. How do I know? Well, I’ve experienced it.
Make the choice to be sustainable in your fashion. It’s a long slow road, and we’ll unpack a lot of things along the way, but I swear, I’m going to help you.
Dress – Vintage via Etsy
Sweater – Smart Set
Purse – Coco’s Closet
Necklace – Raw Eco Jewelry