You may have heard about the project (or challenge) 333. In a spirit of minimalism and responsible consumption some people take on the challenge to only use 33 articles of clothes, jewelry and accessories for a period of 3 months. The purpose of this project is to become aware of our behavior towards of fashion, to use less and to find out what we really need. Also, see if there is really a difference in how we feel and how others perceive us with a smaller wardrobe.
A part of sustainability in textile is decided when we buy a garment. The fibers it’s made of, the dyes, prints or countries of origin all have an impact on the environmental footprint of a garment. Thereby, the other part is indirectly linked to the life cycle of the garment. The longer one uses his or her clothing, the less he or she buys new one, the smaller the environmental impact.
We must constantly ask ourselves what we could change in our life to make it more fluid and harmonious. How are we designing its foundations for it to be more enjoyable? Two years ago, I made the choice to return to the community where I grew up in to live a different way of life, commuting between my residence, my workplace and the learning place for the children I will one day have. I summarized a few ideas that make this way of life enjoyable for me.
This is often forgotten, but a good way to consume responsibly is sometimes not to consume at all. To get there, you could ask yourself if it is possible to live without the desired object or to continue using what you already have. As for clothing, it is difficult to live without it :). Here are 5 simple everyday tips to make your clothes last longer: