‘Why would I want to wear the same thing 30 times?’
‘For the environment, for the planet, for your finances…’
Before you buy any item of clothing ask yourself ‘will I get at least 30 wears out of this item?’ if the answer is no because you’re holding up a flimsy blouse or because that particular pair of shoes are just a bit too out there to be considered chic, you don’t need it.
Buy clothes you love. Spend more money on one pair of jeans you know will last you years because of the high quality rather than a cheaper version which will eventually need to be replaced in 6 months because the fly is busted. You’re saving money in the long run, even if it doesn’t feel like it at first.
By purchasing things you know you will wear plenty of times you ensure you will get your money’s worth. Don’t buy things with the intention of throwing them away after a few uses because not only is it wasteful as hell, but you’re also giving a massive ‘f*ck you’ to whoever made that garment.That’s just not nice.
Let’s consider the environment shall we? The pair of jeans you’re wearing took around 11,000 liters of water to grow the cotton to create them, your t-shirt around 2,000. Rivers are running dry due to the water required to farm cotton which is having detrimental effects on the environment, let alone the people who make a living cotton farming.
Does this make your clothes seem more valuable?