Sustainability Steps to Conscious Consumerism

It's no secret that the world is moving towards a more sustainable future. It is always important to know what we are buying. Buying things without thinking about where it came from and how much harm it caused in the process, is the norm. The following steps will help you become more conscious when shopping for new clothes or other items, and these intentionality ideas will lead to being a Conscious Consumer.

Buy only what you need: 

We live in a world where we are constantly inundated with advertisements, marketing campaigns, and commercials. We're encouraged to buy more than what we need because it's the newest thing or it's on sale. But what about sustainability?

Sustainability starts by buying only what you need. It means reducing waste by consuming less non-renewable materials, avoiding products with excessive packaging and using items until they have no use for them before throwing them away.


Shop at thrift stores or online for clothing and furniture:

The clothes you wear and the furniture you sit on have a significant impact on our environment. After all, these things are made from natural resources that take years to replenish. The good news is that there are many ways for you to be more sustainable by shopping for your clothing and furniture at thrift stores or online.

Use a company that offers sustainable products, such as Just!

One of the most important decisions you can make as a consumer is choosing what products to buy. Choosing sustainable products that have minimal impact on the environment is an easy way to be more environmentally conscious and help ensure that future generations will also enjoy our planet.

Donate old clothes to charity instead of throwing them away:

The average American throws away about 68 pounds of clothing each year. This is a lot of textiles that are not being recycled or upcycled. It also releases harmful chemicals into the environment and contributes to landfills. The textile industry is one of the top contributors to pollution in the world, so it's important for us as consumers to think before we purchase clothes and how those clothes will end up when they're no longer wearable.

Sell your unwanted possessions on eBay, ThreadUp, or other similar websites to make some money off of items you no longer want or use:

The benefits of selling your unwanted possessions are endless. You can get rid of clutter, make a few bucks, and have more space in your home. It's also fun to browse the online marketplaces for new items that you might want to purchase!

Wash by hand before you wear:

If you buy new clothes, be sure not to wear them until they've been washed so they don't shrink in the dryer (or when washing by hand) and keep their original shape/size better over time. They last longer and make a lower impact to the environment.

If sustainability matters to you as much as supporting women makers (it should!), we recommend you check out our newest arrivals in some amazing collections, all from sustainable Creators! The more intentional shopping becomes mainstream the better our makers, planet anc consciousness will be!