6 Tips For Reducing Your Environmental Impact As A Consumer

6 Tips For Reducing Your Environmental Impact As A Consumer

At Sass Obsessed, we love fashion and we care about the environment. That’s why we’ve put together this list of 6 tips for reducing your environmental impact as a consumer. By following these tips, you can help make a difference and make the world a more sustainable place.

1. Shop Secondhand

One of the best ways to reduce your environmental impact as a consumer is to shop secondhand. Buying secondhand clothes reduces textile waste, water usage, and energy consumption. When you buy secondhand clothes, you’re giving them a new life and keeping them out of landfill. 

2. Repair instead of replace

Another great way to reduce your environmental impact is to repair instead of replace your clothes. When you repair your clothes instead of throwing them away, you extend their lifespan and reduce textile waste. You can also save money in the long run by repairing your clothes instead of replacing them. 

3. Buy natural fibers

When you’re shopping for new clothes, try to buy natural fibers like cotton, wool, linen, and silk. Natural fibers are better for the environment than synthetic fibers like polyester and nylon because they’re biodegradable and require less energy and water to produce. 

4. Shop local

When you shop local, you reduce transportation emissions because your clothes don’t have to travel as far to get to you. You can also support local businesses and get higher-quality clothing since it hasn’t been shipped across the world. 

5. Invest in quality

Investing in higher-quality clothing items can actually help you reduce your environmental impact in the long run because they will last longer than cheaper items that fall apart easily. Quality items are also usually better made, which means they’re more likely to be recycled or reused when you’re done with them. 

6. Rent instead of buy

If you only need an item for a special occasion or for a limited time, consider renting it instead of buying it outright. There are now many companies that offer clothing rental services, so you can easily find what you need without having to purchase it permanently. 

7. Shop From Sustainable Brands

Seventh and final tip, support brands like Sass Obsessed that are already doing their part to be sustainability! 😉 


We hope you found these tips helpful! What are some other ways you reduce your environmental impact as a consumer? Let us know in the comments below!