As April 22 approaches each year, people everywhere are talking about Earth Day. I’m sure we could all agree that we support this initiative! We love our Earth and all that it gives us. We want to be kind to it, and we want it to last. But if we’re being honest, we can also probably all agree that our actions don’t always show our support.
There are so many little ways in which we can adjust our daily habits in order to respect and protect our planet. It all starts with understanding what our daily habits are doing to the world around us. So let’s talk about getting dressed.
Getting dressed is something we do every single day, at least once if not more! But what most of us don’t think about is how we’re doing that and what had to happen so that we could wake up in the morning and put on that fabulous outfit to go conquer the day.
At Hanger, one of our core values is value itself.
Every investment of time, resources, energy or money has value, and should be repaid in value. We should get the most out of the things in our life, and that includes the things in our closet. Part of our mission of making you an expert in your personal style is helping you understand the value of the things in your closet and giving you the tools to use those items to their full potential.
In order to truly know the value of your wardrobe and make smarter purchasing decisions, it’s important to understand the true cost of the clothing you wear, right down to the environmental impact of making them.
When you start to put all of these statistics together in context, they really paint a picture of how we as consumers impact our environment. So often we expect the companies we purchase from to take responsibility for how they manufacture their goods, when the power really lies in our hands as consumers to make better purchasing decisions.
This is one reason why Hanger exists. The Hanger app puts you, the consumer, in the drivers seat and gives you the tools and the data to understand what you wear and how it impacts your personal bottom line, and that translates into the larger picture for the environment. When we make better decisions about what we wear, we buy less, wear more, borrow when we can and reduce our individual carbon footprint. And hey – Sustainability is in style!
There are some really cool clothing companies out there that are awesome alternatives to fast fashion. Check out these 35 ethical brands: Fair Trade Clothing
So what are you waiting for? Let this Earth Day be the day you make a change to your routines and habits in favor of the Earth. The movement toward a better future for fashion, for us, our children, and their children starts today, with you, in your own closet.
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Ashley Dolan - Content Marketing Manager, Hanger.io Ashley runs Hanger’s social media, blog, and content creation. She has a strong appreciation for beautifully crafted content, authentic style, and a well-managed closet. She digs the local food scene, cooking, crafting, and styling events.
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