I’m a firm believer that our everyday choices, speak for our values. What we choose to wear everyday is a statement, a way of saying to the world what your beliefs are. That’s why today’s post is about making better choices for your closet. These are 5 ways of building a more ethical wardrobe.

1. Buy vintage
Second hand clothes are great, they are filled with energy and can become statement and unique pieces. Also, by reusing these items, you are making greener choices.

*image obtained from Pinterest’s web page

2.  Take good care of the clothes you already own
If there’s a little whole, repair it. If a button is missing, sew it back. Don’t wash them that often, and use good detergent so they last longer.

*image obtained from Pinterest’s web page

3.  Choose natural fibers
Cotton, recycled fabrics,recycled nylon, denim, etc. Choose fabrics that come from the earth and that are good with the planet and our animals. Do some research on textiles.

*image obtained from The Natural Textile Company’s web page

4.  Artisan made clothes
Choose brands that have a transparent value chain and brands that support artisans. Choose brands that assure a good payment and treatment to the people that work with them.

*image obtained from Pinterest’s web page

5.  Quality better than quantity
Instead of owning 10 pairs of cheap jeans… get 2 durable, well fitted jeans. Instead of owning 25 t shirts of different colors and textures but that are cheap and not durable, get 5 good quality ones. Make smart choices and play with what you own so that you don’t have to buy many one-time wear pieces that will only damage the world and your pocket.

*image obtained from The New York Times’s web page

This is a process, but if each time you appeal to ethical brands like Wakami, you’ll build an ethical wardrobe. 

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