In this video I am going to give you 5 easy and cost effective ways to buy ethical and sustainable fashion.

I recently interviewed Dawn Gallagher who is a big advocate for making conscious fashion and beauty choices. This really made me think and look into this issue further.

I watched the documentary ‘The True Cost’ on Netflix about the real cost of fast fashion. This was really eye opening to me, but also overwhelming.

As I have started looking for ways to make more ethical and sustainable fashion choices, I have found some easy and cost effective ways of doing so. Here are my tips:

1. Become more aware: Educate yourself on what fast fashion is costing the planet and the people who make the clothing. I think awareness is the first step and from there, you can make more informed decisions.

2. Decide what is most important to you: Is sustainability, ethically made, eco friendly, vegan, animal friendly more important to you? When looking for all these things in a product, it can get overwhelming. We hope in the future this will change, but for now, decide what is most important to you.

3. Shop your values: Shop the brands who have the same values as you. This can feel overwhelming to, but there is a free app called ‘Good on you’ that can help you with this process. It doesn’t feature all the brands, but it does feature quite a few of the popular brands.

4. Wear the clothing you have and buy: One of the easiest ways to be more sustainable is to wear what you have and only buy what you will wear and wear a lot. Even if you don’t shop sustainable and ethical brands, by wearing the clothing you do buy, you are reducing the amount you consume.

5. Thrifting: This is a super easy way to make sustainable, ethical and eco friendly fashion choices. You can save yourself a fortune by thrifting, buying from consignment stores and vintage stores. This ensures those items have a longer lifespan instead of just ending up in a landfill.

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