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Sustainable Fashion for Dummies

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Hey there, eco-warriors! Ever wonder why or how your shopping choices could literally save the planet? As we zip up our kit and lace up our boots, there's a green revolution unfolding in the world of fashion and outdoor gear. Are you onboard?

 

Sustainability isn't just about sporting the latest 'eco-friendly' badge. It’s about diving into the full journey of your clothes and gear—from how they’re made to how they meander into your wardrobe. Choosing sustainable options means you're not just wearing fabric; you're wearing a promise to help Mother Earth. (No pressure 😉)

 

So, as we embark on this journey, let's untangle the complexities of sustainable shopping and sprinkle some tips on how you can strut your stuff—both on the mountain trails and the fashion runways—without harming our beautiful planet. Ready to gear up and play your part? Let’s go.

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Meet Sammy, they'll be helping us through this article and hopefully understand sustainable fashion a little more by the end of it!

Why Sustainability is the New Black in Fashion and Outdoor Gear 🌿

Is Sustainable fashion just a trend? We don't believe so... it's a response to a growing awareness about the environmental and ethical impacts of the fashion industry.

 

As consumers become more informed, they're looking for ways to reduce their ecological footprint, and fashion is a key area where they can make a significant impact.

 

Social media and influencers are also playing a huge role, spotlighting the coolness of eco-friendly materials and ethical labor practices, making green the new black. This shift isn't just about looking good; it's about feeling good and doing good, making sustainable fashion a powerful movement that's here to stay! Check out our article on the fashion industry embracing the "less is more" approach.

Activewear for the planet… it’s not all nasty, static plastic 🤢

Sustainable fashion is more than just a label; it's about who's really putting in the work from thread to treadmill. Our biggest tip here is do get your research hat on and do some digging into the brands before you buy!

 

So, how can you spot the real ones? Look for certifications like GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) or bluesign®, which tell you that your gear is made with minimal impact on people and the planet.

 

These pieces aren't just built to last; they're designed to leave a lighter footprint on our world.

 

But there’s more to eco-friendly activewear than meets the eye:

 

  • Materials Matter: Whether it’s recycled polyester or organic cotton, the fabric of your fitness gear can help cut down on waste and reduce the use of harmful chemicals.
  • Production Practices: From water conservation to reducing carbon emissions, how your activewear is made is just as important as what it’s made from.
  • Brand Ethics: Supporting brands that prioritise the environment tells the industry that sustainability sells. Vote with your wallet and champion the brands that champion the planet!


Remember, every eco-friendly choice packs a punch against pollution. So gear up with the good guys and make your workout count for more than just calories burned!

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Be like Sammy - hug a tree!

Why Your Hiking Trousers Should Hug Trees Too 🌲

Ever thought about how your hiking trousers could do more than just survive a slide down a rocky hill? Imagine if they could also give Mother Nature a big, warm hug. That’s right, your outdoor apparel has the power to do good, and here’s why picking sustainable options is a win-win.

 

  • Feel the Difference: Sustainable hiking trousers aren't just about looking good; they’re about feeling good—on your skin and for your conscience. Made from materials like organic cotton or recycled nylon, they offer comfort without the compromise.
  • Durability that Lasts: No one likes gear that gives up mid-adventure. Sustainable materials often mean better quality and durability, ensuring that your outdoor wear can handle the elements—and then some.
  • Reduce Your Footprint: Choosing trousers made from sustainable materials helps reduce environmental impact. Less water, less energy, and fewer chemicals mean you’re basically an eco-hero every time you hit the trails.


And it’s not just about the trousers. Think about your entire outfit from head to toe… all of it can be sustainable!

 

So next time you gear up for the great outdoors, remember that your choices have the power to make a positive impact. Go ahead, choose gear that gives back to nature and adds a little extra feel-good to your adventure. 

Sammy sewing up a pair of damaged trousers

Why repair your kit? It's super theraputic and it's better for the planet...plus you learn a new skill!

Keeping Your Gear Green: Show your Outdoor Kit some love 💚

Just like a pet, a garden, or even us as people… your outdoor gear thrives from a little TLC—and doing it the green way not only extends the life of your gear but also protects the planet.

 

Here’s how you can keep your eco-friendly gear in tip-top shape, all while being a champion for the environment:

 

  • Wash Wisely: Did you know that how you wash your gear can have a big impact? Opt for cold water cycles and eco-friendly detergents. It’s gentler on your apparel and the Earth.
  • Repair, Don’t Replace: Got a tear in your favourite jacket? Patch it up! Repairing your gear instead of tossing it extends its life and reduces waste. Plus, it adds character.
  • Recycle with Purpose: Eventually, all gear reaches the end of its journey. When it does, look for recycling programs instead of throwing it away. Many brands offer take-back programs, turning your old gear into something new and awesome.


Each step you take towards maintaining your gear sustainably is like giving the planet a high-five. It’s about making the most of what you have and showing some love to the great outdoors that you enjoy so much.

 

So next time your gear needs a little care, remember, a little effort goes a long way in keeping both your adventures and the environment looking great. Check out our care page for more info!

Sammy sewing up a pair of damaged trousers

Sammy, you, us...we're all the future of sustainable fashion!

You're More Powerful Than You Think: Fashioning (😉) a Greener Tomorrow

Think your choices don't make much of a difference? Think again! Every time you pick a sustainable piece of activewear or outdoorswear, you're casting a vote for the kind of world you want to live in.

 

Lead by Example: By choosing sustainable gear, you not only reduce your own environmental impact but also influence others to make greener choices.


Demand Drives Change. The more we demand sustainable options, the more the industry will shift to meet that demand.

 

Your purchases help shape the future of fashion and outdoor gear. So vote with your feet!


Celebrate the Small Wins! Every eco-friendly purchase is a step towards a better planet. Celebrate these choices and share your journey with others to spread the sustainable vibe!

 

So, whether you’re a seasoned eco-shopper or just starting out, remember that your actions have power. Together, with every sustainable choice, we’re not just wearing clothes—we’re wearing change.

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Thanks for joining us on this journey through the world of sustainability! We hope you feel inspired to make choices that are not only good for you but also good for our planet.

 

Don’t forget to check out our Sustainable Staples collection and start your sustainable journey with style!.

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