In recent years, more and more people have become aware of the damage caused by society’s greedy consumption of clothes. Not only does it promote unethical work conditions for millions of workers but it also promotes unnecessary wasteful mass-production.With the future of the planet and its people in mind, many consumers are now trying to make ethical and sustainable choices when buying clothes. The truth is that these choices are more complicated than they might seem. Many decisions in ethical consumerism come with a set of compromises. One decision leads to another one which might lead to a problem or another set of decisions and often you have to make your decisions by weighing the best balance of them all. It can sometimes be quite overwhelming and exhausting!
A few weeks ago, I launched this very simple question on Twitter: “What are your 3 top tips to become a conscious consumer?” I was amazed by the number of answers I got from many ethical living advocates not only living in the UK but also in the USA and Australia. Under the sweet impulse of @BesmaCc, I decided to gather all the valuable tips I got and share them with you. Luckily, for those interested in doing more ethical consumerism, there is a wealth of small changes, easy enough for anyone looking to up their shopping game, and use the power of their money to change the world, one purchase at a time.
From my original question, 20 great tips emerged to guide you in becoming a more conscious consumer.