02. A Conscious Closet

WHY IT MATTERS
On april 24, 2013, the Rana Plaza tragedy killed over 1,100 garment workers in Bangladesh and wounded over 2,200 more. The incident left consumers all over the world questioning who makes the clothes we wear everyday and in what kind of conditions? Documentaries like the true cost shine a light on how the fast fashion industry depletes the earth’s resources and leverages slave labor to pass on a “cheap” cost to the end consumer. The ethical and environmental concerns with the fashion industry make our closets an important place to begin. 

 

CONSCIOUS STEPS YOU CAN TAKE
• Avoid any non essential apparel from brands that do not make their sourcing and ethics public
• Adopt a capsule wardrobe in order to buy & consume less clothing
• Always donate your clothing or give it away when you are ready to let it go


WHERE TO LEARN MORE
• Watch the true cost documentary -  ON AMAZON, ITUNES AND NETFLIX
• Join the fashion revolution movement - FASHIONREVOLUTION.ORG
• Get started with this ultra practical capsule wardrobe planner - UNFANCY
• Read the comprehensive guide to fair trade & ethical clothing brands -TGT STAFF GUIDE