How to Dress Sustainably to Help Fight Climate Change

Struggling with the constantly changing weather patterns? By going ‘seasonless’ and sustainable, you can make a huge difference in fighting climate change.

Over the past 18 years, the UK has had the hottest 10 years on record and has also seen wetter weather and floods come our way.

Last year alone was the warmest for the planet’s atmosphere, oceans and melting Arctic sea ice. While it might not sound much, the temperatures over the past century have risen by 1 degree Celsius. To put that into perspective, the last Ice Age was only some 7 degrees colder on average than 2019.

Catastrophic Future

And according to the latest scientific research by IPCC, future temperatures are capable of reaching 3 degrees higher by 2100 due to human-driven climate change, increasing the sea level by catastrophic amounts.

With weather around the world becoming more erratic, dressing sustainably has never been more important.

The Seasonless Wardrobe

Clothes that can be used all year round are becoming hip and environmental heroes. Once bulging wardrobes can now be minimised by wearing the same clothes throughout the year. The seasonless wardrobe is taking centre stage where less is more and layering is the latest fashion.

Remember during lockdown when you raided your wardrobe and chucked half of it away? By going seasonless, you simply won’t need to do that.

So just what is the seasonless wardrobe? Quite simply, wearing sustainably made clothes in summer, such as t-shirts or long-sleeved tops, and adding layers to them in winter. In an instant, you have your spring, autumn and winter wardrobes ready.

Friendly Fabrics

Bamboo, merino wool and organic cotton are three natural and sustainable materials that work just as well in summer as in winter. The fabrics regulate your temperature in hot weather and add warmth in the cold. What’s not to love about that?

Manmade fabrics, such as polyester, shed thousands of micro particles of plastic every time they are washed which ends up in our oceans. Not to mention they retain bacteria and odours. Natural fibres have far better properties against your skin at the same time as being far kinder to the environment.

It goes to show that the seasonless sustainable wardrobe has more merits than a top-grade kid.

Giving Fast Fashion the Elbow

Opting for sustainable seasonless clothes also helps gives fast fashion the elbow. Cheap clothes designed to last a few wears, a few months if you’re lucky, might have tempting price tags. But the environmental price tag is alarming.

According to the BBC, in 2017 the UK was the worst in Europe for our throw-away fashion, sending 235 million items to landfills. The fast fashion industry contributed to 1.2 billion tonnes of carbon emissions, which is expediting global warming to dangerous levels.

In short, the sustainable, seasonless wardrobe means less clothes, less carbon emissions, and less waste.

It’s about to become the newest trend. Without being a trend, of course.

You can pick up your seasonless layers from bodytek, an eco-friendly brand that uses bamboo and organic cotton for all its clothes.

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