You already know that I care a lot about how the way I live impacts the world around me. Over the course of the last year, I have started thinking and reading a lot about the clothing industry: The way the clothes I wear are produced and the people that have to work for it, what I can do to fight against exploitation of the workers.
The sad truth is: Nothing you can buy on the high street (not even expensive garments) is produced in a fair way. Not even the special Fair Clothing Lines most big chains have produced lately. There’s always someone in the production chain who gets taken advantage of. And the truly fair companies have something in common as well: They are expensive. At least way too expensive for a student like me. There’s still some little things we can do and today I want to share my ideas with you all!
Click through to read my tips on how to buy fairly without breaking the bank
1 | Host a clothing swap party with all your friends (and their friends). Everybody can bring some garments that s/he doesn’t wear anymore and a yummy snack. You will definitely find some great new pieces, have tons of fun trying everything on and even clean out your closet a little bit. I did it once with some of my friends and it was so much fun!
These are my ‘strategies’ to shop fairly at the moment. Do you have any good tips as well? I would love to hear!
Graphic by the talented Danielle Marshall for Hanna’s Places.