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Sustainable Spring Edit

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Spring is here and we start looking at bringing out the Spring/ Summer out.  Buying new items to replace others that are worn out or just to inject a new life to the wardrobe. More and more, sustainable behaviours also starts to be followed. Go sustainable this Spring edit.

Considering that, accordingly to a report from Bloomberg Green on Polyester and fashion waste, fashion accounts for 300 millions of plastic generated and its said that Polyester fibre manufacture is forecasted to be increased 47% in the next 10 years, we should be thinking how we can act now to reduce the impact of our fashion use.

There are a few easy steps you can develop from now on for a more sustainable Spring Edit: first, consider go minimalist, and develop a full capsule wardrobe; second, think buy quality, finally consider resale or recycle your unwanted items.

Going minimalist ensures you will use all your wardrobe without feeling that you own lots of pieces but nothing to wear. To achieve that a capsule wardrobe will contain:

For women

  • 1 neutral trench coat and 1 colour jacket
  • 1 leather jacket
  • 2 blazers
  • 1 white shirt
  • 1 black shirt
  • 2 or 3 colourful/ printed tops
  • 1 black top
  • 2 or 3 jumpers
  • 2 dresses
  • 2 skirt
  • 1 pair black trousers
  • 1 pair of denim jeans
  • 1 fashion pair trousers

For men

  • 1 coat / 1 trench coat
  • 1 bomber jacket / leather jacket
  • 2 white shirts
  • 2 blue shirts
  • 1 multi -colour / print shirt
  • 2 t-shirts / polo shirts
  • 2 or 3 jumpers
  • 3 pairs trousers
  • 2 neutral suits
  • 1 pair denim jeans
  • 2 pairs chinos

Twenty items on your spring wardrobe will allow you multiple combinations and accessories can change looks completely.

Go sustainable this spring edit also by choosing quality items and natural fibres when shopping, this not only helps the environment by decreasing the use of synthetic fibres and polyester, but also translates in a more elegant and sophisticated look. Quality of the materials and well made garments are a better investment.

Lately, a great number of department stores and fast fashion brands contributing to sustainability by launching programmes to help to resale their pieces previously worn, for example M&S, or going through with a renting route like LK Benneth, and many more changing their policies for purchasing and manufacturing items, so this will definitely help you when looking to make an informed and sustainable purchase.  But also, check Thrift+, Red Cross and Oxfam as they send you bags for you to donate them your unwanted items.

Looking for the help of a personal Stylist/ Image consultant is another important step as we can help you making better purchases and reuse of the items already own. Services like wardrobe edit and personal shopping can give you the motivation and confidence to develop your sustainable spring wardrobe.