5 (Actually) Easy Ways to Make Your Closet Eco-Friendly
You’ve heard it a million times by now—it’s important to shop sustainably. Yet, the practice is a lot easier said than done. Thanks to conflicting information and the pressure of climate change, sustainability is a tough topic to follow and understand, especially when it comes to clothes.
We’ve made it our mission to have ethical practices from the beginning, including using trusted and certified materials for high-quality underwear. And yes, you’ve probably noticed that anything labeled as “eco-friendly” has a higher price tag, but it’s not totally valid.
Ahead, we dive into some simple ways you can make your closet and underwear more green, and why these are game-changing.
Buy Sustainable (obvi):
Not sure where to start with this? Look at the labels! Fabric content is one of the most important factors when it comes to sustainable clothing. If it’s not certified, organic, made of natural fibers, or recycled, then it’s not sustainable. This is where you can stop and reconsider. What’s an absolute no for you? If sustainable materials are your number one priority, and you’re not seeing it anywhere in the branding, it’s time to reconsider and move on to brands that do (like La Coochie). The same goes for any other factors listed. Keep your eye on the end goal. Even if a sustainable item seems like an investment from the get-go because you’ll own it longer you’re actually getting your money’s worth.
Wash Less and Air Dry:
This one’s a given. If you’re constantly washing clothes, how are you really being sustainable? It’s wasting water and energy. Wait until there’s a larger bulk of clothes and do full loads unless it’s an emergency (we’ll give you a pass for that red wine stain). As for drying, trust the air around you—literally.
Look Through What You Already Own:
We totally understand that a closet piled up with clothes can get overwhelming. So if you want to toss that dress you haven’t worn in over a year, do it wisely. Grab your unwanted items and take them to a consignment shop so someone else can have them.
Recycle (for real, though):
You can totally recycle your old clothes and that includes old underwear. And of course, buy new pairs from recycled materials as we mentioned above. If you’re not sure how to do this, find a trusted recycling bin near you, here.
Buy Better Quality:
This leads us back to our point of items that are worth the investment, and we don't mean paying for high priced items. Take your hard-earned money and put it towards high-quality materials, stitching, and practices. Plus, at the end of the day, if more people aim to buy higher-quality pieces, brands become influenced to improve their practices and make more long-lasting items.
Written by Andrea Navarro