3 sustainable fashion resolutions for the new year
And kick them off during the holiday season
Now is the time to plan your new years resolutions. And you’ve probably thought about it too: to become an even more conscious - yet stylish - consumer. Here are three activities that will help you into the right direction.
Have yourself a merry little wardrobe detox
You don’t buy your way into sustainable fashion; since the most sustainable clothing item is already hanging in your closet.
So dive into it, take out everything you no longer wear and categorise your closet into logical compartments.
In this article, I will take you through the approach of my annual detox.
Welcoming side effect of the wardrobe detox is a well considered shopping list, because the best part of the detox is still the retox.
By the way, I’m working on a comprehensive step-by-step guide. Want to be the first to hear about let me know here.
“The most sustainable clothing item is already hanging in your closet.”
Knit a balaclava
When you put your heart and soul into something you make you’re more likely to take better care of it. You’re probably even going to love it, despite all its imperfections.
It’s a bit like children. Your own are always way cuter than others 👼 Same goes for self-made clothes.
As a result these clothes have a bigger chance to have an ever lasting life in your wardrobe.
If you feel like this is a thought to explore the upcoming year. Download the Balaclava Knitting Pattern.
It's still the hottest accessory and the smallest update to 'last years' winter wardrobe.
Not the type of person that makes something herself, yet you do like the idea? Ask around among your knitter friends or the older generations in your neighbourhood, chances are you will find someone who can help.
Also fun, let your kids do the ‘dirty work’ with these kids proof DIY sewing kits from Alma Borealis.
Happy and thankful to share with you this cool @woolandthegang pattern.
ps. Already started? Love to see your process and or end result. Please comment below or tag @thecosmospolite or #founditonthecosmospolite
Repair your loved ones.
I only found out last year what a satisfying feeling it gives to repair something myself...
And it's not even that it's super neatly done, yet I’m now proudly wearing my favourite silk blouses and leopard top with a slightly weird golden embroidery that unintentionally looks like a caterpillar.
No idea where to start? Fixing Fashion is een online academy that teaches users how to fix their clothes via tutorials and instructions.
And almost everywhere you can find repair café’s or cool local initiatives. In follow the Dutch(based) Naaierij and Bronwen Jones for darning and mending inspiration.
Please share your favourite local repair place or IGer below and help a fellow aspiring repairer into the right direction.
See you in the new year with a follow up on ‘become a master of the capsule wardrobe’, ‘socks and loafers’ and ‘cool items that will keep you warm’.
Enjoy the holidays and a happy new year!
Love & Stay Cosmic,
Leonie de l’Orme
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