What is Sustainable Fashion | Five Tips To Make Your Wardrobe Environmentally Friendly

This month marks the opening of my sustainable online shop. I have spent the last six months sourcing high quality recycled items to bring to you! Check out the shop link, where you will find a few items listed already.

I will soon be posting a shop preview for Patreon subscribers. This will be a list of items available to patrons two whole weeks before my shop goes live! In addition, Patreon subscribers will be receiving a discount and access to special deals in the future. ❤


So, back to the topic of this post. What exactly is sustainable fashion?

The simplest definition of sustainable fashion is clothing that is produced with a reduced environmental and social impact.

There are two main avenues for making your wardrobe more sustainable.

  1. Buying from manufacturers who prioritise sustainable production
  2. Buying second hand.

In response to a growing interest in sustainable fashion, there are a number of brands making ethical changes to their production processes. These brands are restructuring their manufacturing practices to ensure that clothing is made with a smaller environmental impact and that workers who create these items work in safer conditions.

Let me know if you would be interested in a blog post exploring these brands, and I’ll do the research and put one together!

Aside from seeking out these kinds of designers, a really great way to make an impact is to avoid buying anything new and simply recycle fashion.

I’ve spoken about the benefits of second hand shopping in the past, but if you still think the process of shopping for second hand clothing is difficult, I’m going to post about how you can source great recycled fashion next week.

So what can you do to create and maintain a sustainable wardrobe? The video below gives you five tips for a sustainable wardrobe. Check out my YouTube channel for new videos about minimalism every week. Follow me on Instagram, where I record my minimalist outfits. Check me out on Facebook for resources and updates. I also have a Patreon account, where I post additional content weekly.



  1. I recently struggled with vegan-friendly and sustainable fashion. I should read all your post before asking this, but could you please write a post about how you do the research? For example, I was looking for a replacement for down jacket and found Primaloft. I am not sure how to know the material is earth friendly. Those humanmade fabrics may contain plastic or some material that takes forever to break down. I really not sure. Do you know anywhere we could get these kinds of information?

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  2. I love the designs and philosophy of the brand MUJI, and to my delight I can get almost all that I need from there- my style is very simple, and I tend to dress the same throughout the year.

    I love the curated items from the shop you have shown so far, in particular the yellow mustard dress is just gorgeous!

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  3. I have lot’s of second hand clothes, and I love them! The challenge starts with the work clothing. My full time job requires no sweaters, no jeans, everyone judges you if your outfit is up to their standards. Do you have some tips on how to assemble a sustainable wardrobe for work with this kind of corporate culture?

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  4. Jo, I think if you look in the right places you will be able to buy plenty of good quality corporate clothing second hand! The RealReal specialises in designer wear, that’s probably a good place to start. Otherwise, try searching somewhere like eBay for particular types of items, eg, ‘black blazer’. Next week’s post is about ethical and sustainable brands, and I think there are some really great options there also. Hope this helps! 🙂


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