It has become more important than ever to change our habits to protect the earth’s scarce natural resources and reduce polluted landfills. But what if we told you that you can still look fabulous while shopping sustainably?
Sustainable shopping focuses on the system of how clothing is produced, who produced it how long the life span of a product is before it reaches the landfill. What’s more, sustainable brands focus on quality, using materials that are made to last as well as being kind to the environment. Making a conscious decision to shop with sustainable and ethical brands can make a difference to the planet and the people within it.
So, in the spirit of Environmental Month, we’re sharing our top tips on how you can shop more sustainably and still look good!
Quality Over Quantity
One of the best things you can do to save the environment is as simple as buying less. Do so by avoiding cheapies and counterfeit items and instead, invest in a few good items that will last longer. Many think that they’re saving money by purchasing counterfeit products. However, those items are made out of inexpensive materials that break quickly and need to be replaced every few months.
What’s more, a well-crafted designer handbag can last you a lifetime. In fact, it’s not only an investment into your wardrobe but into your pocket as well.
Purchase Pre-Owned Items
If you’re thinking of going green, shop second-hand. When you purchase from pre-owned stores, you put less pressure on the environment to extract raw materials to create brand-new items.
There’s no doubt that there’s an overabundance of discarded clothing and accessories in our landfills. So, if you’re an eco-conscious shopaholic, opt to purchase from pre-owned stores instead. To put it into perspective, you’re literally saving precious Christian Louboutin shoes and Louis Vuitton bags from ending up in earth’s landfills. So shop guilt-free, fashionista!
What’s more, pre-owned stores like Luxity sell luxury items in excellent condition at a fraction of the price. Hence, you can go green without sacrificing your wallet or style!
Shop From Sustainable Brands
Align yourself with brands that share the same values as you. Thankfully, today, many luxury fashion brands have taken the plunge by changing their manufacturing process drastically on the road to becoming more eco-conscious. A little bit of research into a company will tell you whether you should be supporting a brand or not.
Sell Your Unwanted Items
If you haven’t worn an item for 6-months to a year, you probably won’t miss it. So, why let your items lay around and gather dust when someone else can breathe new life into them. After all, one fashionista’s old is another fashionista’s gold!
And if that’s not reason enough, consigning luxury items can earn you a decent ROI too.
Avoid Plastic & Other Non-Recyclable Materials
Avoid buying products that have been excessively packaged, especially when they’re made with non-recyclable materials. Simple ways of avoiding unnecessary plastic and other materials that are bad for the environment is by bringing your own bags with you when you go shopping or even opting to shop online.
Where To Shop Designer Items Sustainably
If you’re in the market to shop sustainably sourced designer items or even looking to dispose of them ethically – Luxity is it, fashionista. We are the largest and most trusted authentic luxury resellers in Africa, all our items are in excellent pre-owned condition and 100% sustainable. So, what are you waiting for? Save the world, one handbag at a time!