Guide to an animal-free wardrobe
Switching from a plant-based diet to a closet that does not contain fabrics and materials from animals is a great step. Buy clothes and accessories Vegan it means refraining from purchasing leather, feathers, fur, wool and silk.
More and more often, accomplices of the fast fashion , we buy materials animal-free low price. To produce clothing low-cost however, the conditions of workers, the consequences on the environment, emissions, waste produced and the quality of materials are often neglected.
Having a wardrobe Vegan it means:
oppose animal exploitation
reduce industrial farming
to protect the environment
reduce the carbon footprint
support eco-sustainable practices
When I shop, I try to do it more sustainably and with more awareness from time to time. Here you can read my list of eco-friendly clothes brands and vegan-friendly .
Where to start, therefore, to have a wardrobe animal-free ?
1. Take into account what you have
Keep what you like and that doesn't come from animals. Get rid of the things you don't like anymore and think about what you like to wear. If the product is not spoiled, you can consider giving it away or supporting one of the charities operating near you.
To do a decluttering with all the trimmings, I suggest you read The magical power of tidying up of Marie Kondo , in which the writer, an expert in home economics, proposes a Japanese method useful for reorganizing our spaces. In summary, it explains how to eliminate the superfluous from our life and how to keep what we actually love.
2. Get rid of what comes from animals
This is an opportunity to clean your closet of unused, low-quality clothing or clothing that simply no longer reflects what you think, believe and are.
Avoid anything that contains leather, feathers, silk and wool. In this case you have two options: you could get rid of what is not vegan and buy new items animal-free o keep what contains animal derivatives until it is usable and replace it with options in the future animal-free .
Personally I opt for the second possibility. I think there is already enough waste in the world. Fortunately, we have the ability to evolve, change and make different choices every day. If what was good yesterday is not good today we can gradually adapt without generating further rejections.
I have a lot of things I like that aren't vegan (don't judge me, if we're here it's because we're all trying our best) and there are several reasons why I care:
I don't want to buy new things. Taking advantage of what I already think is the most sustainable choice.
I like them very much or they have a particular design.
They are gifts that have been given to me.
3. Invest in quality products
Start considering buying fewer things. Try to buy what you need, not just what you want. Choose pieces that you particularly like and that are of good quality and that will last over time.
4. Choose eco-sustainable and animal-free brands
Try to support brands that believe in change and take action every day to make this world a better place. Try to understand how much good you can do to the planet, yourself and other living beings by choosing what to buy with awareness.
These are the four basic points in my opinion necessary to move to a closet animal-free .