Lifestyle Changes to Make to Carry on the Green Fashion Movement

The green movement is permeating throughout society, with governments, companies, and consumers alike jumping on the bandwagon. Leading this is the fashion industry, though, as the second most polluting industry in the world, it still has a long way to go before it can finally claim to be a sustainable enterprise. With the recent spotlight on sustainable brands, and with top fast fashion companies starting their own sustainable or organic lines, however, things seem to be moving in the right direction. As consumers, we need to keep pushing our favourite brands to adopt more sustainable and ethical business models, so that soon every fashion week will be sustainable, like Helsinki’s last fashion week was.

Encouraging our favourite brands to become greener isn’t, however, the only step we can and should take. We all need to work together to lower our carbon footprint and to leave less waste behind. To further your ethical fashion interest, try making these key lifestyle changes to help the world become a better place.

Digitise Your Hobbies

Electronics might produce a waste themselves, but they can also help us minimise our everyday lives and make everything we do faster, easier and better. That’s why the first step to becoming greener today should be to try to digitise as many of your hobbies as you can. Instead of buying lottery tickets, go to Instead of buying a new book, buy an eBook, and so on. Think of how much less waste and space we are producing just because our movies and series can be watched on an entirely digital format? The more digital you can make your life, the less waste you will produce. Just remember to take care of your electronics to extend their life, and only upgrade when your old machines are failing.

Support Zero-Waste, Sustainable, and Organic Brands

All of the plastic we have ever produced still exists today, and will likely continue to exist until long after even our grandchildren die, unless we find some better way to deal with it. This plastic obsession (especially single-use plastics) has resulted in microplastics to be found in nearly every water sample. While projects exist around the world to help clean up the plastic pandemic, the problem won’t stop until we kick this plastic habit entirely. That is why you should try to support zero-waste and sustainable brands as much as possible. You can get everything, from clothes to shampoo, without plastic packaging; you just need to find brands you like in your area.

Reduce Your Consumption

There are two main stages to reducing our waste: One, to buy and support brands that value the planet and their impact. The second is to reduce our consumption. Buy less, choose well and make it last.

Learn How to Repair

Finally, learn how to repair objects. If you do not know or are not comfortable with mending your clothes, take a class. Learn how to create, work with your hands, and extend the life of all the things you own. Not only will you save a lot of money over time, but your home will be less cluttered, and you might just find that you value the things you own that much more.

There are so many ways to be more green, and most of them will help you save money and reconnect with nature at the same time. Be mindful and feel more fulfilled.