Tis’ the season! Holidays are an exciting and loving time in which you relax, unwind, and reward yourself, and your loved ones in any way you see fit. Fashion greatly comes into play with the holidays, with consumers finding new and fresh looks to welcome in the celebrations, while also gifting to others.
Although it’s all cheer, the effects of holiday shopping can be the opposite, with nearly 30 surplus pounds of extra waste per week, per person during the holiday season. This creates a 43% increase of trash produced through the year above average, nearly 1 million extra pounds per week as found by Stanford University in its Holiday Waste Study.
We love to celebrate while looking chic as well, but also remaining eco-friendly in the greater mission of fashion sustainability. We have compiled a list of things you can do to remain green while being stylish this holiday.
Spring, Summer, Fall, or Winter, holidays are season-round and year-long; investing in staples for each season will reduce your need to purge through your closet and purchase more garments that will be only worn a couple of times before being thrown into landfill or not worn again. It’s summer and time for the beach. Invest in a good quality, well-made linen shirt to go over your bikini, alongside a pair of Birkenstocks or other high-quality sandals. It’s winter and time to bundle up for the Christmas cheer. A nice, warm sweater with a goose-down coat (higher quality and keeps you warmer) goes a long way.
It’s better to invest in long-lasting, timeless wear that you can wear in a circular rotation, rather than consistently buying cheap and quickly-deteriorating material that you might wear once.
We know that buying is inevitable, so when you do decide to be on the lookout for a new garment, roam for brands that are transparently sustainable (separating from those greenwashing), using eco-friendly materials that are low impact, while also ensuring fair trade practices for the conditions and wages of its employees.
Some picks you should take a look at include VETTA, Reformation, Summersalt, Tradlands, and Fair Trade Winds. There is a variety of brands that are uprising alongside the sustainability movement, and by supporting them in no time you will have a specially crafted time capsule closet.
Secondhand shopping is definitely one of the best choices you can make for the holiday season, not only to be sustainable but also to come across rare finds that will withstand the length of time! It greatly helps in reducing your environmental footprint while remaining in style, and with technology, buying pre-loved is easier than ever such as on ÀLA.HAUSSE.
If you are looking to wear a piece once, maybe twice for the holidays, renting will not break your bank while allowing you to meet the celebrations with a creme-de-la-creme fit. From hats and purses, down to heels – anything and everything fashion can be rented (especially on ÀLA.HAUSSE, wink wink).
On ÀLA.HAUSSE, you can find a circular, sustainable ecosystem of like-minded peers who all remain stylish while being eco-friendly and saving their coins. Buy, sell, lend, and rent your Closset™ in a matter of seconds when finding your next holiday fit.
Not only do you have access to over 3000 curated brands, but also the ability to share your garments with the community – enabling a rounded network in which we help each other to build a greener future and change the industry together.
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