Sustainable Fashion Tips to Consider During Earth Month

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at UGA chapter.

April is Earth Month, and it’s time to celebrate by engaging in sustainable fashion.

As someone who loves to shop and finds joy in putting together an outfit for any occasion, shopping sustainably is easier said than done. However, if you want to challenge yourself to be more eco-friendly this spring, here are some tips to get started:

Invest in pieces from sustainable brands

It’s no secret that buying from sustainable brands can be costly, but investing in a few basics and closet staples can elevate your wardrobe in a ‘green’ way. Here are some brands to consider:

Shop Reformation for a chic and timeless style that will make you feel like any outing you make is an impromptu fashion show.

Kotn is an Egyptian-based brand that creates organic cotton staples that every closet needs. Their wide selection of pieces provides fashionable comfort and an effortless upgrade to your average t-shirt.  

Altar is a US-based boutique that sells products in categories like clothing, gifts, and apothecary. Altar Houseline is their clothing line, which uses deadstock materials to create a variety of pieces (most items can be found in sizes S-6XL). 

Saye is a European footwear brand that focuses on minimizing the environmental impact that the fashion industry currently creates. Their mission is to “promote a conscious lifestyle,” with Vegan Bio-based Sneakers. 

Second-hand shopping

Thrifting and vintage shopping have risen in popularity in the past few years, largely due to social media. Now, this is a ‘trend’ I can get behind. Not only does it promote the reduction of fast fashion consumption, but it also allows you to explore various styles. 

A quick internet search will provide you with local thrift stores, vintage shops, and antique

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