ECO SHOPPING TIPS
-SHOP WITH US!! We’ve taken the guesswork out of it.
-BUY WHAT YOU LOVE. There's nothing more sustainable than buying something you will cherish for years to come, and wear until it's threadbare.
-FIND A TAILOR YOU TRUST OR MAKE DIY ALTERATIONS. We all buy things we love but don’t quite fit right, or we gain weight, or we loose weight. A good tailor will be able to make your treasured garments feel like they were custom made, or tell you when they are beyond repair.
- BUY USED. There has never been an easier time to buy used. With many online options and local vintage and thrift stores, buying used is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint.
- SHOP BY MATERIAL. Materials vary a lot in how much water, chemicals, and fossil fuels they use. Check out our Materials page for more info on which we stock and why. Avoid spandex, nylon, acrylic, polyester, leather, rayon-viscose from wood or bamboo (yup, bamboo fabric is terrible), and wool (chemicals used to remove lanolin and make soft are highly toxic, not to mention animal welfare issues, alpaca and organic or recycled wool are great alternatives).
-UNSUBSCRIBE. Disconnect from companies you know are making bad social and ecological choices. Removing the daily temptations to buy things that cause harm to others will save you money and peace of mind.
-DO LESS LAUNDRY. The largest part of the eco footprint of a garment comes from how it’s cleaned after you buy it. Machine washing is tough on clothing and conventional detergents are toxic. Washing only when needed saves water, electricity, money and time.
-USE AN ECO FRIENDLY DETERGENT. Many work just as well or better than their chemical laden counterparts, and save you and the eco system from toxins and allergens.
-WEAR 30. Buy only what you can see yourself wearing at least 30 times.