How to Go Green In Fashion This Year

We often associate eco-friendliness to using sustainable energy, cleaning the environment, and so on. But, do you know that you can go green and help save the environment through your fashion statement? Fashion style, they come and go, but the clothes you buy and the materials made to create them remain, and not just for weeks or months, but for years. Just by changing your shopping habits a bit and improving your wardrobe, you can already do a great deal of helping the environment while still enjoying your own personal style. Here’s how:Be a Wise Shopper. Everything starts with shopping. Whenever you buy something, a new piece of shirt or a pair of jeans, you become responsible for that item. This is the reason why you need to shop with a plan if you don’t want to end up with a closet filled with unworn clothes. It’s always good to know what you want before you go shopping. This will prevent you from buying out of impulse and regretting the wrong choices in the end.Take Care of Your Collection. You should treat your pieces as you would treat your pet, and that is with love and care. Always read the label to find out how and how not to wash a particular piece. Wear clothes that are appropriate for the activity you are involved in. And finally, make sure you know how to repair clothing or know someone who does.Consider Buying Hand-Me-Downs. Instead of buying new clothes all the time, consider buying used or vintage. If you know how and where to look, you can likely find the perfect dress to match your favorite shoes.Buy Organic. Food is not the only product you can buy in organic form nowadays. Today, there are many environmentally-conscious designers who design and create clothes made from organic materials, whether bamboo, organic cotton, silk, or wool. Since these sources are free from herbicides and pesticides, manufacturers may charge more for them, but you can expect the quality of the clothing is always worth every penny.Recycle and Reuse. Finally, make sure you find a re-purpose for every old piece of clothing you have in your closet. For instance, instead of throwing that old pair of jeans, why not cut it just above the knees and make it into a pair of shorts? Or, how about making rags to wipe your car with out of your old, unused t-shirt?