It's a new year, and that means it is time for new resolutions. Circular and sustainable fashion is projected to be the most important development in fashion in decades, and magazines like Vogue and NPR foresee the "slow fashion" movement as overtaking fast fashion starting in 2020.
We put together a list of 5 Sustainable Changes You Can Make in 2020, to get your new year's resolutions started off on the greenest foot possible.
- Buy Used Clothing: buying used clothing is one of the most sustainable decisions you can make to be more environmentally conscious in 2020. Did you know that it takes over 700 gallons of water to produce one shirt? Buying used not only means you will have a unique, styled, and curated wardrobe, but it also means that you are doing your part to reduce production, consumption, and waste, of new textile products. There's plenty of awesome, vintage, and unique clothes already in existence, so why contribute to the production of more?
- Eat Locally: Eating locally and organically reduces the environmental and resource cost of grocery and food production. Consider contributing to your local economy by purchasing from local grocers and restaurants.
- Recycle: Recycle as much as you use as possible! Plastic and paper products are environmentally costly to produce, and negatively impact the environment when disposed of improperly. Recycling reduces landfill waste and reduces the amount of resources need to make new products.
- Donate Used Clothing: Ready for your clothes to be loved by someone else? Donate gently used clothing to a local Goodwill and let that clothing item get a new mission! Every clothing item donated funds community non profit programs at Goodwill that Change Lives through Employemnt, Training, and Housing
- Buy Nothing New: did you know that clothing isn't the only thing that you can buy used? Goodwill stores sell wares and household goods, art, furniture, and much more, to support missions that changes lives in your community.