In recent years, we’ve become more aware about the importance of choosing eco-friendly, ethical, and/or sustainable fashion over fast-fashion brands. At Seams For Dreams, we want to help you all make a smooth transition while you choose the more mindful path for your what’s in your closet. Use these helpful tips while you clean out your closet and make room for clothing that makes an impact-driven statement!
- Don’t throw it away.
If you’re cleaning out your closet and find items that you don’t want, make sure you donate them or give them to someone in need. Ask your house help if she needs clothes for anyone in her family, or donate to Seams For Dreams!
- Think about holding a clothing exchange party.
If you have some nice clothes that you just don’t have the heart to part with, what if you let one of your close friends wear it and enjoy it? A fun way to exchange clothes with your friends and get a few new pieces for your wardrobe is to hold a small exchange party, where all your friends can bring 5 pieces of gently-worn clothing that you can then trade amongst each other.
- Stop shopping mindlessly.
Shop with a purpose or ensure that whatever you are buying has a place in your closet. Can it be worn multiple times and made into different outfits? Also, check the labels to see what kinds of fabrics you are purchasing and where the clothes have been made.
- Become best friends with your local tailor!
Trust us; this is a great friend to have. Try to see if any of the clothes you wish to get rid of can be used for any other purposes. Create your own little upcycling project at home and make a quilt or a pillow cover made of different pieces from your closet. Alternately, you can make dresses into skirts and tunics into tops, and the possibilities are endless!
- Buy vintage clothing or used.
Vintage clothing is a great way to find amazing pieces to add to your wardrobe. There are even chances of you finding some hidden designer gems when shopping for vintage clothing. For your Indian clothes, try renting some outfits from the start-ups that are offering that service. Indian clothes are hardly worn once and many of these outfits sit at the back of our closets for years!