10 simple steps to being more sustainable

10 simple steps to being more sustainable

The idea of creating a sustainable or ethical wardrobe from scratch is, without doubt, a daunting one. There's the prospect of not being able to wear the brands you're used to and limiting your choices in terms of trends, not to mention having to spend a little more than you would normally.

All of these concerns are of course valid, but it isn't as hard as you might think to get started on a sustainable wardrobe – and it's definitively worth it in the long run.

Here, we have rounded up 10 tips from the experts on how to create a more sustainable wardrobe, without very much effort at all.

1. The 30 wears test

Livia Firth, the founder of Eco Age (a company that certifies brands for their sustainability) began the #30Wears campaign to encourage us to only buy an item if we really know that we'll wear it.

She told us: "The biggest message is every time you buy something, always think, 'Will I wear it a minimum of 30 times?' If the answer is yes, then buy it. But you'd be surprised how many times you say no."