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Sustainability Tips: Purchasing Sustainable Clothing

Posted by Ford Sanger on Jul 23, 2018 11:33:03 AM
Ford Sanger

Did you know that it takes more than 900 gallons of water to produce one pair of blue jeans? Given that Americans drink on average 105 ounces of water per day, the amount of water needed to produce a single pair of blue jeans equals the amount of water that one American drinks over the course of about 3 years.  (Source: Riverblue


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Tips for Purchasing Sustainable Clothing:

1.) Donate used clothing still in good condition to a local thrift store or consignment shop. While you are there shop around. Always consider buying used before deciding to purchase a new clothing item as used clothing has a much smaller environmental footprint compared to the inputs required to manufacture a brand new article of clothing.

2.) Reduce your consumption of clothing. Ask yourself, “am I replacing a clothing item or buying something new?” “Is this something I will wear regularly and will this style last?” (Source: Becoming Minimalist

3.) When shopping for new clothes avoid "fast fashion" brands. Stores that sell fast fashion products are able to make cheap, poor quality clothing through low wages, child labor, and environmental degradation. Instead, choose clothing companies with specific social and environmental impact goals that use eco-friendly fibers and do not add chemical dyes. (Source: Money Crashers)

What You Can Do To Purchase Sustainable Clothing:

Try shopping locally and second hand first. There are a variety of great second hand stores and consignment shops in the Eagle Valley with great selection. If second hand is not your style shop locally for new clothing. If locally does not fit the bill do some homework before purchasing online. Research a company's environmental credentials and seek to spend your money with companies who prioritize the environment and corporate social responsibility. Email or use social media to inquire with brands and ask questions about their policies and working conditions. This shows consumer demand for more environmentally friendly clothing and manufacturing.

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