How much stuff does one person actually need? How many pairs of jeans, shirts, shoes, and bags will make us happy? These are the questions I asked myself after cleaning in my closet.
I love clothes and I always get excited about sales, change of seasons, and new trends in fashion. At some point in your life, you just look at the things you bought that you will never use again and ask yourself “What was I thinking?” That being said, I get used to consuming “quantity”: the more the better. I decided to educate myself on this subject, so numerous documentaries, articles, and statistics were learned before I decided to write this post. Here are just some of many facts about fashion I did not know about:
– Fast Fashion Is the Second Dirtiest Industry in the World;
– in the fashion industry, there are 52 micro-seasons per year!!
– Women wear a garment, on average, 7 times before throwing it away.
– Only 10% of the donated clothes get sold, the rest goes to landfill.
I don’t ask you to stop shopping, it’s a part of our life. I changed my attitude towards how much stuff I really need when I saw how much money I wasted by making poor choices. I am working towards personal growth, not the closet growth.
So, I would like to share with you the tips on how to develop healthy habits in the world of fast fashion:
– make smarter choices when you decide to buy something: what is the reason to buy it? Is it necessary?
– invest in quality pieces that would last longer.
– treat clothes like clothes, and focus on treating yourself and people the way they deserve;
– use the money to make memories: spend them on something that won’t end up on the landfill.
– don’t follow trends, be a trend.
Thanks for stopping by,