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How to Shop Sustainably for 2021

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The end of 2020 marks the long-awaited finale to a disastrous year. But it also provides new opportunities: the end of the Trump administration opens up opportunities for movements and rights as restrictive legislation ebbs. But an issue that is perhaps one of the most pertinent is the environment.

The fashion industry is the second-largest consumer of water supply and contributes to 10% of total carbon emissions; and in total 10% of all textiles travel to landfills every year, as reported by BusinessInsider. If this trend persists, we can expect to see retreating glacier ices, alterations in climate-privy environments, and the disappearance of the year-round sea ice in the Arctic, as told by Climate.gov. It means losing Instagrammable igloo hotels and the extinction of more animal species upon those lost just earlier this year. It’s vital that the upcoming year is met with action then. 

Here are some tips to help:

1. Try your best to avoid fast-fashion brands – buy second-hand

The appeal of fast-fashion hidden behind big companies like Forever 21 and YesStyle is its inexpensiveness. This is made only by cheap, horrid cuts in human rights like their exploitation of child workers in underdeveloped nations. Instead, look to buy second hand from sellers through Instagram, Depop, and Poshmark, among others. Thrifting is also an option, however, use discretion as increased consumerism can drive prices up making thrift stores inaccessible to low-income families. 

2. Buy locally

Buying second-hand is half the battle as domestic shipping in and of itself causes pollution via gas emissions and packaging. Of course, there are circumstances that necessitate it but consider buying from local shops if you can. Buy from local businesses this gradually post-COVID environment as it supports them and you never know when you’ll find your next unique piece.

3. Research, research, research

When buying from companies otherwise, make sure to do your research beforehand. Utilize websites like https://goodonyou.eco/ to review a company’s efforts towards sustainability before investing in their work. 

Whether this article is a launchpad or a continuation of your awareness, make sure to continue researching and educating others on fashion sustainability. The effects of global warming on our environment are enduring and persisting and so should we be in trying for a better life. 

Read more fashion articles at ClichéMag.com
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The Best Fashion Apps to Download

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Apps have taken over the world! Okay, not really, but it sure seems like it. There’s seriously an app for just about anything. You can order food on your phone for a restaurant of your choosing. You can send money to your friends through Venmo, PayPal, or even Snapchat! And just recently, you can keep up with your favorite Kardashian rather than waiting for the next episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians.
So, how do you know which one is the right one to even download and worth keeping on your phone? Lord knows our phones can only store so much. I can’t be the only one who hates the pesky little notification warning you that your phone has reached storage capacity. THE HORROR. How am I supposed to choose which photos I want to keep the most?! That’s why we’re breaking down the fashion apps that you should consider keeping. You know, next to Instagram and Twitter.
Depop
We’ve all got those piles of clothes where you regret spending your precious paycheck on a piece of clothing that you wore once or not at all! Fear not, check out Depop. It’s the latest selling app that many famous fashion bloggers are leaning towards to sell their items. Just think, you can be wearing the same items as your favorite blogger AND make fast cash at the same time!
Polyvore
If you’re familiar with the website, you’ll understand the concept on your phone. Bring Polyvore with you while you’re on the go. When you’re looking for some inspiration, you’ll have this in your back pocket.
Fad – The Ultimate Fashion Dictionary
Let’s say you’re out at some big fashion event and it happens: someone says a term you’re not quite familiar with, so you need to think fast on your feet. Rely on Fad AKA the ultimate helper for my fellow fashionistas who wouldn’t exactly call themselves an expert.
Stylekick
This is like Chictopia 2.0! Post your #OOTDs or #OOTNs and share with thousands on where you got your skirt. Better yet, if you like someone’s outfit and you’re dying to know where they got a particular item from, just click on it and you’re well on your way to adding that cute top or pair of shoes to your shopping cart!
Rent the Runway
NYFW may be over, but that doesn’t mean we’re done fawning over what we saw! Instead of drooling over an item you think you’ll never be able to own, why not rent it? Seriously!
ASAP54
You know those moments where you’re casually clicking away on the internet and you find that ONE item that you find yourself frantically searching for? Fret no more! This app helps you with that exact problem. Instead of coming up with no results and a heartbreak, this will do the search for you.
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Photograph courtesy of Depop