February 09, 2017

Clothes and Minimalism👕

Hi everyone, it's Julia and today's post will be about minimalism and how it is beneficial for the environment 🌏. So it's no surprise that we are a consumer society, which is one of the contributors to climate change. Becoming a minimalist means to own less and buy less, one of which would be clothing. The production of clothing is actually the world's second greatest polluter. According to ,cotton uses 2.6% of global water and 53% of the world's textile produces and discharges about 40% of all dyeing chemicals worldwide (most untreated). By becoming a minimalist, you'd be buying less clothing, which wouldn't be contributing to some of these nasty effects that the fashion industry has on our planet (not to mention the way bigger compagnies treat their workers in third world countries). 
So for next time, try and ask yourself if you "really need this new cotton sweater", and just try and stick with what you have. It is also important to remember that there are other alternatives, like going thrift shopping ! 
Anyways, this so much for reading and make sure to read Friday's post, where Stella will be talking about the steps of owning less. ❤️❤️

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