10 WAYS TO BE SUSTAINABLE
A FEW TIPS FROM US TO YOU
Keen to read up on how to adopt a more sustainable way of shopping?
Then you’re in the right place.
1. THE 30-WEARS TEST
We only buy an item if we know we’re going to wear it often.
Before you buy something, ask yourself: 'Will I wear it a minimum of 30 times?'
You'd be surprised how many times you say no.
2. BE MORE INFORMED, ASK QUESTIONS
One of the most difficult things about trying to be more sustainable is knowing where to start – and, more importantly, where to shop. Social media is an easy way to speak directly to brands. Do a little investigating to find brands you love and start from there.
3. WASH YOUR CLOTHES LESS AND AVOID THE TUMBLE DRYER
And if you wash your clothes, make sure to use our Guppyfriend washing bag
You can already significantly reduce your impact by washing your clothes on low temperatures and dry them naturally.
4. ORGANIZE YOU WARDROBE
We always find some pieces in the back of our wardrobe that we haven’t worn in the longest time. But we still love them! Try finding new ways to style them, instead of buying new pieces.
5. INVEST IN TRANS-SEASONAL CLOTHES
Focus on pieces that you can wear all year round. Save up for good quality pieces that will see you through more than one season. We love a good statement legging with a long sweater in the winter and a basic t-shirt in the summer.
6. CHANGE WHAT YOU SPLURGE ON
Consider that you are only going to buy one sweater this year, or one item this month – and make it that. After a few seasons, you will have a high-quality, sustainable wardrobe to be proud of.
7. REVAMP PIECES YOU ALREADY OWN
Upcycling is here to stay. Start a new love story with an old piece. Embroider it, add some patches to it and redefine what new means to you!
8. BUY VINTAGE OR SECOND-HAND
Shopping second-hand clothes has a positive environmental impact. It reduces carbon emissions, save lots of resources, water, and energy. It also prevents old clothing from ending up in landfills or incinerators.
9. DONATE YOUR UNWANTED CLOTHES
Donating your unwanted clothes to a good cause, rather than leaving them hanging in your wardrobe, will help others to be more sustainable (they will invest in your old pieces), rather than buying something new. A great way to do this is to have a one-in, one-out policy. We live by the mantra that every time we buy something, we'll donate something.
10. LOOK AFTER YOUR CLOTHES SO THEY LAST LONGER
Of course, if you buy higher-quality clothes, they are likely to last, but this goes for everything hanging in your wardrobe. Look after them properly and you will have to replace things less often. From caring for your cashmere to washing your denim inside out, go the extra mile to ensure your clothes stay at their best.