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SUSTAINABLE FASHION: WAYS FOR MEN TO JOIN THE TREND
Written by Menswear Style in Tips & Advice on the 6th August 2021 / Sustainable Fashion: Ways for Men to Join the Trend
Many people are familiar with the term "sustainable fashion" and know that it is a good thing to preach. However, most people do not realise that men can also join this trend. Sustainable fashion for men is an emerging trend that will hopefully continue to grow in popularity as more and more people become aware of this critical issue. This blog post discusses how men can work towards sustainable fashion practices and help spread awareness through their social circles.
Have a Capsule Wardrobe
A capsule wardrobe is a curated selection of clothes and accessories created to be mixed and matched in different ways for various occasions throughout the year. It consists of high-quality pieces from eco-conscious brands vetted through a company's strict standards. As a result, the capsule wardrobe gets tailored to the individual, based on their needs and preferences. Some everyday items in a sustainable menswear closet include an overcoat for winter weather, trousers or shorts for summer months, casual shirts suitable for weekends and weekdays alike, and sweaters that can go from workwear to weekend wear. In addition, the capsule wardrobe offers men the opportunity to participate in more sustainable fashion choices while maintaining a full range of options and favourite clothing items. It is both an environmentally conscious decision and one that can save time, energy, and money for those looking for ways to be mindful of their consumption habits.
Pick Second Hand
This way of shopping for clothes is the epitome of sustainability. But unfortunately, you're not just choosing to be sustainable. You have no choice in the matter because second hand clothing stores are all about this one thing; giving away clothes that someone else has donated and hasn't worn at least twice before. Second hand stores provide a wealth of options and you're not limited to the latest trends. You'll find that second hand store's stock will be made up mostly of donations from people who have been shopping longer than you and have found pieces they love but don't suit them anymore. Or it could be clothes their kids grew out of before wearing them out. You'll also find the occasional vintage item, which often has a history of being environmentally-friendly because they're made from sustainable materials and are usually one-of-a-kind items that never got produced on a mass scale. While shopping for vintage items that help sustain the environment, it would help to sign up for Ellers Farms Distillery to assist in planting of trees that also protect mother nature.
Opt for Air Drying Some Clothes
Instead of washing clothes, you can air or hang them out to dry. Indoors may work when there is a lack of space outdoors. This will reduce your water usage, electricity costs, time spent at the sink (or dry cleaners), and exposure to harmful chemicals. In addition, drying clothes on the line is an excellent way for your family members or neighbours to enjoy some fresh air in their living space... and it's entertaining, too. If you have items that need washing but not as much attention (such as underwear), consider hanging them out with other laundry so they can air-dry.
This blog post is a reminder that there are plenty of ways to incorporate sustainable fashion into your wardrobe without having to give up anything at all. It may take some time to find what works best for you, but the effort will be worth it in the long run.