Embracing minimalism and prioritizing quality over quantity is a great way to make your kid’s wardrobe more sustainable.
One of the major contributors to environmental waste is the fashion industry.
As a parent and an advocate, I have always wanted my kids to be open to environmental awareness from a young age. That’s why I always encourage them to embrace slow fashion and practice a sustainable wardrobe by shopping for ethical clothes.
I thought this could be a good idea for you too, so I’m sharing it here in Project Greenify.
Try considering these 7 greenify tips to make your kid’s wardrobe more sustainable and ethical.
1. Embrace Minimalism
Aiming for minimalism is one way to start a sustainable wardrobe for your kids. It only consists of clothes that they usually love to wear.
2. Create a Capsule Wardrobe
A capsule wardrobe will help keep things simple. It is a small collection of essential clothes that don’t go off-season. You can mix and match it with others to create new outfits.
To give you an idea of how capsule wardrobe works, try considering these:
- 4x different tops
- 4x bottoms (pants, leggings, skirts, shorts, etc.)
- 3x overalls (rompers, dresses, etc.)
- 2x jackets or coats
- 2x pairs of shoes (sneakers, boots, rubber shoes, sandals, etc.)
A collection of matching accessories (hats, headbands, socks)
3. DIY Clothing
Since kids will always be kids, it’s normal for their clothes to get worn and torn. Instead of buying new ones, try sewing them or do some DIYs. There are lots of self-made tips on Pinterest that you can try on your kids’ clothes.
Doing DIY clothing is not only sustainable, but it will also help you save money.
4. Hand-down, Resell or Donate
Never throw clothes away that outgrow your kids. You can reuse them by either handing them down to younger siblings, donating, or reselling.
5. Buy Second-hand Clothes
Thrifting is not something new to most of us. And most thrift stores today sell second-hand clothes that are still of good quality for a cheaper price.
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6. Avoid Buying Exact Sizes
Buying bigger sizes for your kids will increase its usage as they can wear it for a longer period.
7. Quality over Quantity
High-quality clothes that last longer are more sustainable than buying lots of clothes that won’t last long. Sometimes it is better to spend a little extra on clothes which you can use in the longer run.
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Visit your kid’s wardrobe now and start decluttering. Stop the fast-fashion problem and embrace slow fashion!