How to Build a Sustainable Capsule Wardrobe in 2021?

Building a Sustainable capsule wardrobe is the need of the hour. Gone are the days when sustainability was a bizarre concept and adapting to such a lifestyle seemed next to impossible. Our fashion industry is the second-largest producer of waste around the world after Agriculture, credits of Fast-fashion brands that follow the unsustainable route to build businesses.

What is Sustainable Fashion?

Sustainable Fashion, the name suggests is more about taking the ethical route. These Sustainable Fashion brands support minimum water production, are cruelty-free, and raise their voice against social issues like laborers’ work environment, cheap labor, and animal testing. A lot of such brands also are owners of hospitals for blind, deaf, dumb, cancer patients, etc. With increasing awareness about the harm that’s been done by the fast-fashion industry, fashion designers, bloggers, influencers and stylists take a call on supporting local sustainable brands and influence the crowd for better adaptation.

What is a Sustainable Capsule Wardrobe?

The concept of a Capsule wardrobe was brought to us by Susie Faux, who had a boutique in London called “Wardrobe” and made the Capsule Wardrobe popular in the 1940s as a collection of one’s closet essentials that had all the essential garments we needed creating a minimal wardrobe. It not only helped people to find their style but calculated shopping became more popular than impulsive shopping. 

How to make a Sustainable Fashion Wardrobe?

Building a Sustainable Fashion Wardrobe is easy if you get the concept right. We already know what a capsule wardrobe is, adding sustainability to it is like being conscious of what you buy and be well-informed about the brands you support. Here are a few tips on how can you make a Sustainable Fashion Wardrobe.

  1. Closet Detox
  2. Be clear about your Closet Essentials
  3. Calculated wishlist
  4. Finding your style
  5. Purposeful Shopping

1.Closet Detox

Before you hop into buying more garments, makeup you do a Closet Detox. This will help you to analyze what you already have, keep a check on what fits you and whatnot, and the pieces that you feel are not relevant anymore can be resold, recycled, or donated. Hence your wardrobe gets clutter-free, segregated, and reduced.

2.Be clear about your Closet Essentials

Closet essentials have a collection of garments that you can not do without. They’re always a part of your capsule wardrobe. Refer to the list of the closet essentials item you must have. These pieces will help you finding your style so that you know what you need to buy more.

3.Calculated wishlist

A sustainable wardrobe not only means spending on ethical brands but also limited and conscious shopping. If you know you would just end up accumulating a lot of garment that you might wear later is probably nothing but a waste of money, hence, avoid impulsive shopping.

4.Finding your style

So now you’ve decluttered your closet, you know what are styles you wear the most, finding what style is your favorite and what suits you will help you stick to a similar theme, be it color palette, silhouettes, or specific garment pieces. For eg, if you’re a person who loves blazers, you would invest more of it in different styles and cuts. This will help to build your style.

5.Purposeful Shopping

Shopping with a purpose refers to purposeful shopping. While the wardrobe detox is over, you would surely be looking for pieces to shop that will complete your wardrobe, and rightly so. All you have to do is be well versed with your choices and that you don’t up impulse buying something that’s not your style, keeping in mind that you save more.

There are a lot of Sustainable fashion brands you can check out once you decide to go out shopping. Get inspired by our favorite conscious fashion bloggers who influence our young audience to spend on more ethical fashion and makeup brands. Girlfriend collective, Naadam, Everlane, Organic basics to name a few.

When are you shopping for your Sustainable capsule wardrobe?