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¿what can we do, as individual consumers, so that our pleasure in fashion does not affect the environment as much?

It's not just for celebrating Earth Day (which is given every year on 22 de abril) o el World Environment Day (what is he 5 de junio), this post claims raise awareness about the footprint that humans leave in nature. ¡And what should we try to reduce?! I have prepared these five tips and ideas that we can consider in the world of moda ecology (both those who perform and those who consume).

1. Avoid crazy consumerism

Produce more account is one of the worst forms there of mistreating the planet. That goes from the creation of these garments by brands, ¡to your own closet! We must change the chip and be able to make the most of our clothes and not spend without rhyme or reason.

For this, a planning of our purchases can help us – not to buy crazy – and the use of second-hand clothing: that will help us extend the useful life of some garments avoiding the need to acquire – and produce – new .

2. Choose aware brands

Let's get well informed about the moda and the brands we consume. Where they come, where they go and what their philosophy. We are living in a time when hundreds of brands put environmental awareness in their lifestyle and make products for it, ¡let's give him support!  There are specialized brands from small to large corporations who make or collections actions that reinforce that identity. The fashion fight for ecology is unstoppable.

3. materials, tissues and billing

Knowing what we buy – and reading the labels – we can appreciate how it has come to produce the garment and environmental requirements which required. Es por eso que selecting either the materials, tejidos, colors or places of origin will also helping to leave a shallow mark on the environment. Aggressive dyes,  fabrics made cruelly, realization of garments in countries where ecology is not a main value… being aware of all this will make us choose better.

4. Watch your laundry

Sin duda, one of the ecological precepts we have at hand is that of the rational use of electricity and water. And believe it or not it is also closely linked to the world of fashion for ecology .

Put washing machines only when needed, worry that is the full drum and choose the model more energy saving and water between the different forms of washing. Good management of our laundry will help reduce the planet's resources.

5. Rate online purchase

Online shopping has been a new form of consumption in everyone's mind: Simple, practice and "fast". But brings with it some associated problems directly affecting ecology. Multiplying creating containers (mostly plastic) and air shipments, sea ​​or land (with consequent emissions harmful to the environment) It requires us to think a little more time consuming online. ¿Why order it online if we can go to the store in a moment to get it?

When buying clothes not only think about your style, ¡think about the planet!

Fashion for ecology

Cover photo: Alba Asenjo.