5 Ways to Dress Ethically

Well hello to you my reader chums! It's no secret that the world is in serious danger and we need to take action in order to save our planet. Although things need to happen on a global scale to fight climate change, the little things can help too. Fast fashion is a large contributing factor to the amount of waste we create all over the planet. The term 'fast fashion' includes everything like cheap fashion brands selling clothes in bulk.

5 Ways to Dress Ethically

A lot of us purchase into fast fashion without even realising including myself. However, if you're trying to be more ethical about your clothing purchases, here are 5 ways to do so.

Purchase second-hand clothing

It's hard to beat the fast-fashion movement by your shopping habits, however, one step at a time can make a change. A way to do this is by purchasing second-hand clothing, as you're not directly buying into brand new clothing. You can purchase this clothing at charity shops, online on places such as Depop, Facebook or Gumtree. Second-hand clothing can be as good as new if previous owners have kept the clothing in good condition.

Visit recycled clothing shops

Something I've recently become aware of are recycled clothing shops, which is similar to a second-hand shop, but the clothing has been altered in some way. Usually, in these shops, you can come across some really interesting and unique items that you can't find anywhere else - and this factor makes these items even better than brand new clothing in fashion.

Re-visit old clothing in your wardrobe

It's safe to say I'm guilty when it comes to only wearing things once and leaving them hanging in my wardrobe for months on end. However, lately, instead of going out to purchase more items, I've started to revisit some old pieces in my wardrobe. A lot of the items I had, I'd forgotten about, and it gave me the opportunity to restyle them with different items.

Invest in more expensive staple pieces

Clothing that's more expensive is generally made better than the very cheap items. If it's made better, it means it's more ethical for the environment. By 'made better', I'm talking about the materials used such as organic cotton and the process of how it's made. With this in mind, if you invest in more expensive and staple items, they'll last longer and be more ethical.

Donate your clothes

When we get bored of our clothing, we often throw it out. However, instead of being wasteful, donate your clothes to a charity shop, to people you know or sell it online. Or if it really is too old to give away, make sure you recycle it in the right way.

I hope you enjoyed this post. How are you trying to make more ethical fashion choices?

Thank you for reading <3


  1. Love this post! I cleared out my wardrobe last week and will donate old clothes to the charity shop, and now I'm so much more mindful of what and how I buy new clothes.

    - Charlotte / myownblogofthoughts.blogspot.com

    1. Thank you lovely! That sounds amazing, well done you xxx

  2. Love all of these tips! I am starting to change my mindset while buying and choosing just what I need and buying better pieces that will last. Really need to check second hand shops x


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