BUY SUSTAINABLE FASHION AND HELP THE PLANET
Have you ever wondered how many clothes are thrown away each year? More than 92 million tons of textile waste end up burned or in landfills every year. The majority of this clothing is in good condition and hasn’t been given a second chance.
If we carry on like this, in 2050 the textile industry will be responsible for an alarming 25% of greenhouse gas emissions. A shocking prediction!
How to be more sustainable when it comes to fashion
We need to change our consumption habits and be more environmentally friendly when it comes to fashion, if we want a better future for ourselves and our planet. Here are a few ways in which we can update our wardrobe while reducing our carbon footprint:
Use clothes you already own
Transform the clothes you already have in your wardrobe and give them a second lease of life. Reusing is always the best option to be sustainable and it is simple if you own high quality clothing made with prime materials.
Nowadays there are more and more second-hand shops and websites thanks to their many benefits. The seller gains by profiting from clothing they no longer use, and the buyer gains a product at a lower price.
Buy sustainable fashion
If you definitely need to buy new clothes, choose conscious brands that look after the planet. Many companies are committed to a better future and a cleaner environment and produce their products in a more sustainable and respectful way. They work with recycled materials, organic cotton, and drastically reduce their use of chemicals and single-use plastic.
How can I tell if a company is sustainable?
If you have decided to make a conscious purchase and support a company that looks after our planet’s future, here is a list of 5 important factors to take into account.
5 characteristics of a sustainable company:
- Production using recycled materials
- Use of organic cotton and certified ecological fibres
- A limited use of chemicals
- Energy and water saving throughout production
- Free from animal cruelty
As well as these 5 main points, we should evaluate whether the brand is carrying out a circular economy or providing an easy recycling process for their customers. We can also take into account whether they have corporate social responsibility initiatives in place such as planting trees or cleaning up natural spaces.
Pave the way to sustainability
Companies have to adapt to customers’ consumption habits. That is why if we want a more sustainable and respectful future, we have to make brave decisions now and support the companies that are choosing to be environmentally friendly.
Your purchase may only seem like a small gesture, but without a doubt these decisions are what will ensure a change in society and the industry as a whole. If you are not convinced, think back to ten years ago when it was much less common to be a vegetarian, to recycle or to use reusable bags in supermarkets.
It’s our responsibility to change our habits and change the world.
D13C Studio, the Spanish sustainable fashion brand
At D13C Studio we care about the future of the planet and about animal welfare. We design fashion and high comfort vegan footwear that is cruelty free and made with recycled materials.
We are defined by design, comfort and sustainability.
Our products are produced locally in Spain and we are committed to protecting the environment and carrying out an efficient use of resources. We have adopted a circular economy, which means customers can return products at the end of their life cycle and get a discount for their next purchase.