Let’s face it, most people wear a fraction of the total amount of clothes in their wardrobe. Simplifying your wardrobe feels good and frees up latent energy that can fuel major change in your life.
The brilliant Marie Kondo, (author of “The Magical Art of Tidying Up” and “Spark Joy”) gives the invitation to release anything that doesn’t ‘Spark Joy’. When you release things you don’t really want, you send a powerful message to the Universe that you are inviting in more of what you do want in your life, and with the actual release of these items you clear the space for new and wonderful things.
Here are 3 easy steps to green and simplify your wardrobe:
1. Release anything that does not ‘Spark Joy’.
2. Release as many things made of polyester, acrylic, and nylon as possible. Polyester is a plastic derived from crude oil that includes many toxic chemicals. It is ubiquitous in the textile industry and has been associated with many health issues. Here is a fantastic, very thorough, blog on the dangers of having polyester (and also acrylic and nylon) constantly touching your skin and in your environment.
Using this guideline can really help to clear out the bulk of clothing!
3. For new purchases, go with organic cotton, hemp, and other sustainable/safe materials when possible. Pact is a great company to go with as they not only offer more affordably priced organic clothing, but they also give attention to fair labor practices. They also offer a program to ship clothing you are releasing to charities in need for free. You can receive 20% off your first order here 🙂
If you are on a budget, go with organic sleepwear and intimates first since these are the items most worn. Switching to organic pajamas and home/lounge wear will automatically bring you to wearing organic clothes half of the time! I love this recommendation for kids, too 🙂
For more support on this journey, check out my blog “Eco-Fashion ~ Your Green-Saavy Guide to Fabrics”.
Happy Greening & Simplifying!
Annie Botticelli is a Radical Self-Development Mentor, Founder/Teacher at Shine your Brilliance University and Astaria School of Practical Magic, Inspirational Speaker, YouTube Personality, Astrologer, Author, Blogger, Founder/Alchemist at Consciousness Blossoms (Organic Bath & Body Products), and Founder/Hostess at AstrologyKissedTravelBliss.com. You can see more of Annie’s blogs and offerings at www.AnnieHelpsYou.comand