Embrace a Greener Lifestyle With These Sustainable Clothing Tips
Concerns regarding the environment are rarely out of the headlines these days.
22:47 19 November 2019
It is fair to say that such issues have made many of us reflect on our own lifestyles and how we could become greener.
The matter affects so many different parts of our lives and we are now actually able to tackle it in a range of ways – whether that is through boosting the efficiency of our properties with smart home automation technology or only choosing to buy products from businesses with a strong environmental track record.
However, how often do you think about the clothing you wear when considering sustainability?
A global issue
The new Wasted Wardrobe analysis by Betway has put a fascinating spotlight on the area, highlighting the environmental impact of clothes production and how the fashion industry continues to have plenty to do to improve its performance on the matter.
Furthermore, it has also revealed the different initiatives that countries across the world have introduced as they look to tackle the issue, with Denmark, for example, banning single-use plastics at Copenhagen Fashion Week and France apparently planning to stop stores from throwing away unsold clothes.
The work of major brands has also been put under the microscope by Betway, with the likes of Nike taking significant steps on the use of sustainable materials and Zara also making a number of major pledges on the issue. However, arguably one of the most important issues covered off by the analysis is how you can personally begin to go greener with your clothing and fashion choices.
Making a difference
Betway has offered up a range of tips on how people can do their bit to tackle the negative environmental impact of fast fashion, with a key suggestion being that more of us should shop and purchase second-hand items.
Another recommendation is that we should look to buy less new clothing each year, while we could also throw out fewer items too. The analysis suggests that, at present, just 20 percent of bought clothing is reused or recycled.
The data also highlighted how important it is to make clothing last longer, as it estimated that there would be a significant drop in both carbon emissions and water consumption if half of the global population kept a pair of jeans for five years.
Part of the discussion
There are so many different ways that we can change our lifestyles to be greener, but this new research has undoubtedly highlighted how clothing should not be left out of that discussion. If you’re seeking ideas on how to reduce your carbon footprint, taking a fresh look at your wardrobe could be a key first step.