There is no time like the present to start building a more sustainable and eco-friendly wardrobe, but it can still feel like a daunting task.
I myself am just beginning to grasp the most important principles of sustainability in order to transform that knowledge into better shopping habits.
That’s why my sustainable wardrobe journey is all about starting with the basics! Every wardrobe is built on a foundation of essentiels and carefully choosing these basics is a great first step to take to go green. Ready to shop for basics that are better for you and the planet?
Here are 5 basics to help you start building a more sustainable wardrobe!
While tights often get a bad reputation from environmentalists, there exists new options that are better for the planet. Eco tights are often made from recycled fibre, which reduces water consumption and C02 emissions during production and are thus more sustainable. Tights are also a great accessory to help you revamp wardrobe pieces you already own. So hold on to your summer dresses and take them into fall by pairing them with tights for a whole new look.
High-Rise Yoga Leggings
Leggings are another great foundation piece that everyone needs in their wardrobe. If you’re shopping for a new pair, make sure to opt for a pair that is made of sustainable materials. Rachel’s High-Rise Yoga Leggings are made with sustainable Q-Nova and Nycell fibres. You’ll love to wear them for yoga or just for everyday living.
Basics also include undergarments, so don’t forget to mind your bra. Rachel’s Yoga Bra is produced with Amni® Soul Eco polyamide yarns, which quickly decompose once discarded and left in landfills. While other fibres take decades to decompose, Amni® Soul Eco is eliminated from the planet in just 5 years! You’ll love to wear this racer-back style bra beneath your sweaters come the fall to feel comfortable and supported all day long.
If you want to live a more sustainable lifestyle, why not start with your underwear drawer? Shopping for undergarments that are made of recycled materials is a great first step to take to reduce your environmental footprint. Rachel’s Invisible Panties are made of 83 percent recycled nylon and a mix of spandex to assure their softness and stretchiness.
Longline Sports Bra
Our longline sports bra provides extra coverage for dual usage! Designed for medium-impact activities like pilates and weight-training, you’ll love this sports bra for more than just workouts. The best part; it’s made of 82 percent of Q-NOVA by Fulgar recycled fibre, which is obtained from waste materials that come directly from our suppliers production cycle.