This particular time of year goes beyond just decorations and gift exchanges. In the hustle and bustle of holiday preparations, it's easy to forget the impact of our choices.
Fast fashion and trendiness often conceal the environmental and ethical expenses that come with it. Up to 100 billion garments are produced by the fashion industry every year.
Moreover, excessive packaging during the holiday season is a significant source of waste. This season presents a unique opportunity to embrace sustainable shopping practices that can positively impact the planet, the community and future generations by considering the product's environmental, social, and economic impact throughout its entire lifecycle.
Making a conscious effort to select eco-friendly goods can significantly reduce the harmful effects of greenhouse gases and waste on the environment. This approach also enables us to support fair labour practices, ensuring workers are treated ethically and compensated fairly for their work.
7 Sustainable Fashion Shopping Tips for This Holiday Season
If you're looking for ways to shop sustainably during the holidays, there are a few valuable tips you can follow.
1 Research the brand and its practices.
Look for companies that are committed to sustainability and ethical manufacturing and take the time to read the labels to know where the product is made and its materials.
This helps to avoid greenwashing, which is the act of making false or misleading statements about the environmental benefits of a product or practice.
Source: True Goods
2 Opt for eco-friendly packaging
Choose products with compostable or recyclable packaging to minimize waste and environmental impact.
During the holidays, the Canadians throw away about 50 kilograms of garbage, which is 25% more than the rest of the year (Zero Waste, 2017) If every family wrapped just 3 presents in reused materials, it would save enough paper to cover 45,000 football fields. Imagine if we were talking about the worldwide population.
3 Support local businesses.
You can positively impact your community by shopping locally. Not only are you helping to sustain the local economy, but you'll also often find unique and high-quality products that you won't find in larger chain stores.
4 Choose Sustainable Fashion
Consider curating a versatile, timeless collection that can be mixed and matched for different occasions throughout the holiday season. Not only will this help you avoid the stress of trying to find the perfect outfit for each event, but it can also reduce the environmental impact of fast fashion.
5 Digital gifts
A greener alternative is to give digital gift cards and subscriptions instead of physical items that require packaging and transportation.
6 Donate on Behalf of Another
Giving a gift that creates hope is a great way to positively impact. A charitable donation on behalf of another person is a meaningful present that can help a local or international organization working towards a social or environmental cause that you or the recipient cares about.
7 Inspire others
By embracing a sustainable mindset, giving gifts that can truly make a difference for both people and the planet. Share your experiences and motivate others to make environmentally conscious decisions. You have the power to make meaningful choices.
Choose VIVRE' Sustainable Fashion: A Path to a Greener World
At the heart of our brand philosophy is our commitment to sustainability. We create small collections that have a big impact through designs that are versatile, long-lasting, and positive.
As a Canadian brand, we take pride in the ethical production of our clothes by small businesses in Colombia. We meticulously source our suppliers and ensure quality and their practices.
Our clothes are made of organic, natural, and recycled raw materials. Our mindful packaging, plantable seed paper tags, and downcycling processes demonstrate our commitment to the planet and our zero-waste philosophy.
We are passionate about raising awareness through social, environmental, and fashion events. At VIVRE', we firmly believe that fashion can positively impact the world.
Read our full blog about How VIVRE' makes the difference in the fashion industry here
Help us raise awareness about sustainable consumption, especially during this holiday season. We'd love your help in spreading this to your loved ones, relatives, and friends. It would mean the world to us if you could follow, like, and share this blog.
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