From fast fashion to slow fashion. Ethical Fashion brands tend to be more expensive than fast fashion brands. This is because, with ethical fashion, workers are paid fairly, the garments are better quality and environmental impact has been considered. So how can you create an ethical wardrobe on a budget? There are many ways to find more affordable ethical clothing, here are our top 3.
There is a bit of a stigma surrounding thrift stores, but why? “It’s old, been worn and used, why don’t you buy new?” So many people seem to think this, however, if you stepped inside a good thrift store, I can guarantee your mindset will be changed. Even Macklemore knows how great thrift stores are. Although the clothing you find at a thrift store is not likely to be ethically made, by giving it a second life you are keeping it out of a landfill. Additionally, clothing at thrift stores are always worn and laundered, so you’ll get the same fit after washing them yourself.
Basics. Basics. Basics. By buying basics such as a white t-shirt, a black dress, white sneakers and jeans, these will act as the staples in your wardrobe and you’ll never have that “I-have-nothing-to-wear-I-hate-everything” moment again. This is a key part of having a capsule wardrobe. PACT is a basics brands which use GOTs certified organic cotton.
Keeping An Eye Out For Sales
Most ethical fashion companies have sales often. They know their clothing is more expensive than fast fashion and therefore want to make it more accessible to people who don’t want to break the bank. I recommend signing up for their email newsletter and following your favourite ethical fashion brands on social media to be in the know when they have sales.