We’re all a little bit more conscious of the impact we’re creating on the world. In recent news, a lot of forest fires and floods are happening in parts of the world that may have not experienced such weather destruction before. That’s the impact of climate change and a clear sign that our earth is burning.
It’s important to do what you can to reduce your carbon emissions and make productive steps in becoming more sustainable as a household. That could start with your closet. Here are a few tips to make a more sustainable and eco-conscious closet.
Shop fewer times in the year
While it might be tempting to treat yourself to an outfit or two every time you’re out shopping, that’s hardly going to help in the carbon emissions that your household will produce as a result.
It’s good to be more conscious when shopping, perhaps only shopping a few times a year. You could always time this alongside the changing of seasons. You’re likely to get similar clothing for fall and winter, whereas spring and summer might be two separate occasions to get some lighter garments.
Taking this conscious step and shopping less will make a big impact on your own contributions to the environment this year.
Look at making your own clothes
If you’re somewhat skilled in the area of DIY, then why not try making your own clothes? It’s not for everyone but if you’ve always been a bit creative and have some arts and crafts skills, then making your own clothes might be worthwhile.
For that, you’ll need to make sure you have all the relevant garments and tools needed to craft clothing yourself. The main tool is a sewing machine, so make sure you’ve invested in a good one.
Give away clothes you don’t need
Clothes are something you’ll want to be conscious of when it comes to throwing them out. Not every garment is going to be beyond wear and tear so it’s worth seeing where you can pass it onto. Some friends, family members, and even work colleagues might be interested in your old clothes.
Consider giving them away to local thrift shops and to charities that might be after old clothing that is still wearable.
Reduce and reuse any clothing waste
Reducing and reusing clothing waste is a great way to maximize the decrease in your carbon emissions. While throwing some garments out is necessary, you may find more absorbent materials to be handy to reuse around your home.
For example, if you have towels that you want to throw out, then you could always cut these down into rags. These are perfect for cleaning up spills and wiping down surfaces.
Go for a capsule closet approach
Finally, when it comes to your closet and making it more sustainable, consider the capsule closet approach. This involves having a limited amount of garments and making dozens of outfits out of them.
Making your closet more sustainable this year will make a world of difference to the impact you make on the world.