Give DIY a try! Make a scarf out of old t-shirts, earrings out of scrap thread or upgrade a pair of sneakers with a pack of Sharpies and your imagination. Your clothes belong to you, so make use of all that you have.
Building your wardrobe should be a marathon- not a sprint. Think of each piece you buy as an investment in your personal wardrobe and put thought into what makes it into your collection. It can be tempting to buy something only because it is super inexpensive, but is it worth it if you'll only wear it once?
Make shopping a treasure hunt! You never know what you might find... a designer handbag? ... a cool vintage t-shirt? The possibilities are endless. Plus thrift shopping is eco friendly as it keeps used clothes out of landfills. What are your favorite second hand finds?
2018! Why not start off the New Year with the goal of becoming a more engaged and sustainable consumer? Do your favorite brands' supply chains line up with your moral values? Research and find out, all it takes is your curiosity and a Google search. Lookout for the forthcoming "Brand Spotlight Series" to learn more.
My name is Alicia. Welcome to my Girl Scout Gold Award Project! We should all be more aware of the impact the clothes we wear have on the world. Join me on my mission to learn more.