The other R's of a sustainable wardrobe

The Other Rs Of A Sustainable Wardrobe

We’re familiar with the 3 Rs for a sustainable lifestyle; Reduce, reuse and recycle.
Here are the other Rs that, when added into your principles, can yield a much better result.
The other Rs of sustainable fashion - Repair, Reverse, Recover, Relove
Reverse it
Reversible and convertible outfits are a quick way to make your wardrobe smaller in terms of carbon footprint, but high on style. Reversible outfits have been around for a long time, but the hype linked with their functionality and multiple looks is limited to a very small niche of audience. Understand the functionality and history of reversible outfits with this 5 minute read. Adding some multi-stylable outfits to your wardrobe gives you a chance to style yourself differently with every wear, providing more wearing opportunities, letting you get more wears.
Repair it
A study suggests that people wear an outfit a mere 3 times post purchasing it, this leads to overconsumption and excess waste production. Fast fashion contributes a huge chunk to greenhouse gas production, causing global warming. A simple start from the consumer end to mend their clothes and getting more life out of it can help put a hold on this contribution.
Simple corrections such as size alteration, button stitching etc need to be practised by every household to hold their end of contribution to sustainability. Check out our social page for such mending and alteration tips for a place to start your repair journey,
Clear out your wardrobe once every month and you will be surprised to find out the number of outfits hiding in the crevices that you thought were lost. Make it a practice to keep a track of the outfits in your wardrobe, this will help you keep a track on new additions and helps in putting a stop to overconsumption. Here’s a quick read to help you find the perfect pairing options for your wardrobe staples; enjoy rewearing with multi-stylability.
Thrifting and clothes swap among friends is an amazing way to keep your style fresh without causing much harm to the environment. Many vintage classics are hidden in thrift stores around you, try to find your next addition from one such store providing a chance of relove to the outfit. Second-hand clothes are nothing but a style that was loved by someone and has now been passed down to be reloved by others. Buying one time part wears is not very economical and sustainable, a clothes swap with a friend or simple renting can solve the problem without compromising on your show-stopping looks.
Don’t forget to let us know of other such hidden Rs of sustainability on our social page. Let us join forces and slow down the rapid pace of fashion, without compromising on its style or functionality.
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