In celebration of Earth Month, and as we look forward to Earth Day on April 22nd, now is a great time to think about how sustainability fits into our everyday lives.
Considering that our wardrobes are a HUGE part of that... have you considered creating a more sustainable wardrobe? It's easier than you might think and you may already be doing it without realizing it! Plus, you're one step ahead by owning MAIKA goods - every bag, accessory, and gift is sustainably made with recycled materials and eco-friendly pigment inks.
Here are 6 easy ways to make your wardrobe more sustainable:
1. Buy from brands with a sustainable focus
It will take some research to find a handful of sustainable brands that you love, but with more brands aiming to decrease their footprint, your list of labels will grow in no time!
2. Keep the 30 Wears Test in mind
When buying an item, ask yourself "Will I wear this at least 30 times?"
If your answer is yes, buy it! Try to limit statement pieces that you're only going to wear once or twice, and aim for pieces that you see yourself wearing time and time again.
3. Choose items that can be worn year-round
Keeping the 30 Wears Test in mind, choose pieces that can be worn in any season. These include jeans, t-shirts, tanks (pair with a jacket in the Fall + Winter), sneakers, LBD, and more!
4. Take care of your clothing so it lasts longer
This one is super important! It may sound like a no-brainer, but taking special care of your clothes means they last longer. Wash your denim and graphic t's inside out, hand-wash delicates, and air-dry whenever you can (dryers weaken fabric fibers and take a toll on your clothes).
5. Repair your clothing
When an item rips or breaks, that doesn't mean you have to throw it away and replace it with something new. Repair it yourself or pay a professional tailor to do it!
6. Donate your unworn and unwanted clothes
Help others practice sustainability by donating your clothing for others to purchase second-hand, rather than buying something new.
What are some ways you've made your wardrobe more sustainable? We'd love to hear!