If we’ve learned anything in 2018, it’s that choosing paper over plastic isn’t going to cut it anymore. Climate change is real, and she is angry.
The fashion industry is a massive contributor to global warming, from toxic pollution released through manufacturing to the simple waste factor of fast fashion. Fast fashion giants like Forever 21, H&M, and Zara may be cheap, but with lower cost comes lower quality and higher environmental damage.
Becoming a conscious consumer is one of the simplest ways to reduce your carbon footprint. Sustainable fashion carries a stigma of being pricey, but wouldn’t you rather spend a little more on something that 1) is NOT accelerating the decay of our planet 2) will last years longer than those Urban Outfitters impulse-buys that fall apart in two seasons?
If you’re in the market for some eco-friendly investment pieces, look no further: