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Want a truly sustainable lifestyle? 3 things you can do right now

(3 min read) Sustainable living: the practice of decreasing your demand for natural resources.

It is an opportunity for all of us to live in a way that reduces the carbon footprint and environmental impact that we have on the planet.

Simple measures include biking and using public transport more often, reducing energy consumption by going solar, and keeping up with paper and plastic recycling at home.

While these measures are all great, It is extremely rare that we think about shopping for new clothes as having a direct environmental impact. Sounds unbelievable? Let’s break it down in numbers:

  • The apparel industry accounts for 10% of global carbon emissions
  • More than 150 billion garments are produced each year, enough to provide 20 new garments to every person on the planet, every year.
  • Americans discard 70 lbs of clothing per person per year

You might scratch your head and think: “Well what can I do about that?” The answer is simple, at SilkRoll, our team and customers added these 3 simple practices into our daily lives, and so can you!

1. Practice Minimalism: “KonMari your closet!” The latest and hottest trend that started in Japan and is making heat waves across the entire globe. It’s the practice of only keeping items in your closet that Spark Joy! (i.e. items that you would actually want to wear in the near future)

 

2. Reuse and Recycle:

Have you ever thought that your old J.Crew cashmere sweater, or that Kate Spade purse your ex gave you for present could add a whole lot of joy to someone else’s closet? Spreading the love is the best way to reuse and recycle your pre-loved fashion.

3. Replace “Fast Fashion” with “Slow Fashion”:

Quality speaks a thousands words. Not only does it fit and look better, it lasts a long time, and eventually gets categorized as vintage. With SilkRoll, high quality fashion doesn’t have to hurt your wallet, as a member, you can get your hands on our huge and growing collection of amazing quality fashion for practically nothing!

No service fee for members