It’s a common misconception that making the switch to sustainable and ethical clothing is expensive. Like any clothes shopping, it can be... but it doesn’t have to be! I’m going to show you just one trick that will help you save lots of money when shopping for sustainable and ethical clothing!
What Do We Mean by Sustainable?
Sustainable clothing means that the clothes are either recycled or produced with natural and renewable fibers. It’s very eco-friendly to purchase and wear previously owned clothes, by doing so we can keep the clothes (and all the resources and materials that went into making it) in circulation longer and out of a landfill. Another eco-friendly option are clothes that are made from natural and renewable fibers such as cotton, linen, and wool. Synthetic fibers such as polyester, nylon, and acrylic are petroleum based and will never biodegrade.
What Do We Mean by Ethical?
Ethical clothing means that the workers who make these clothes were paid fairly and treated with dignity. At the minimum, it means that the workers are paid a fair wage and are free from sweatshops . It should also mean that the workers are all adults, freely choose to work, and work in a clean and safe environment.
One way to save money is to shop secondhand clothing and there’s no better place to do that than Poshmark. Shopping secondhand is one of the best ways to be more eco-friendly! In addition to gently used clothing, you can also shop brand new ethical boutiques like ours directly from the app.
Poshmark is the leading fashion marketplace app. It has the feel of Instagram with the perks of online shopping. If you join Poshmark, use our referral code “makelemonade” to take advantage of the current referral bonus.
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A Word to the Wise
Not everything on Poshmark is from reputable sellers, sustainable, or ethical boutiques. Check the reviews, ask good questions, and get the answers you need. There are many sellers who sell brand new items straight from another retailer. These would not really be “sustainable” or “pre-owned”. There are also many “boutiques” that fill their store with cheap materials and fast fashion. Ask what the clothes are made of and where they came from! Be wary of a “Made in the USA” answer. There’s many human rights violations happening even in the “good ‘ol USA”. The Los Angeles garment district is notorious for using undocumented workers to cut corners and thus avoiding appropriate pay, overtime, and benefits.
Props to You!
Lastly, give yourself a huge pat on the back for becoming more aware! You deserve huge credit for starting to make the switch to sustainable and ethical clothing. We hope that this article was helpful to you! We want to be an excellent resource for you on your sustainable and ethical clothing journey. Be sure to sign up for our email updates to be notified of all our new posts!
If you’re tired of searching for ethically made clothing and having to ask literally all the questions, find an honest and accountable store like ours that does all the hard work for you! Every new item in our boutique provides, protects, and empowers the woman who made it! We also have a selection of secondhand clothing available exclusively on Poshmark!
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