Sustainable Shopping Spree

sustainable shopping spree

Starting college means starting a new chapter in the book of life, and with each chapter comes a new environment. One of the easiest ways to spice up your new space is by changing what you wear. A new approach to your style and appearance is best done by way of a sustainable shopping spree! So, shop for your school wardrobe from the inside out with these sustainability tips and tricks!

If you don’t have much time (or motivation) to do research, stick with the first of the three famous Rs: REUSE. Shopping at thrift stores for your new wardrobe is fun and will give you that unique closet you’re looking for. They are inexpensive, have a huge selection, and let you pick and choose from a plethora of different styles. Since a lot of the pieces at thrift stores tend to be on the simpler side, don’t be afraid to take something home and add a bit of lace or elastic and reuse it in a totally individual way!

There are certain fabrics that are especially environmentally friendly. Look for these to look and feel comfortable. For the sewing-savvies: Grab a couple yards of these and throw together quick dresses or whatever your eco-loving heart desires!

Don’t forget to be on the lookout for brands that enforce cruelty free practices. While these may be a bit more expensive, they are worth the splurge and go towards a worthy cause.

While shopping, stick to the necessities and keep it simple! Biting off more than you can chew in the clothing department will only make for a messy room and more stress getting ready in the morning (or night!)

Written by Leah

Hi, y'all! Leah here. Commonly mispronounced as lee-uh but kindly corrected as lay-uh. Born and mostly raised in metro Atlanta and will be studying Environmental Engineering in the big ATL for the next four years at Georgia Tech. I'm a optimistic realist, an organized mess, and your go-to girl for all things eco-and-college-friendly!

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