As someone with a limited clothing allowance (ha ha, I'm pretending I have a clothing allowance) I do rely on the less expensive retail chains more often than not when updating my wardrobe.
Other than avoiding "Made in China" labels, I have to be honest and say I haven't put a lot of thought into the textiles I spend my hard-earned money on when I'm making my fashion decisions. Jezebel's Putting an End to Fast Fashion in Your Wardrobe is making me stop and pay attention before I drop any money on my summer style.
Most shocking to me, although when you stop and think about it, I guess not, is the fact that all the cheap clothes that don't sell due to overproduction wind up in landfills. What a massive waste of resources.
I appreciate the author pointing out some pricey, but sustainable options and will absolutely be checking out Hessnatur and Hartman (Adrover is too expensive for my budget, even though the clothes are responsible, and amazing looking). I'm also completely sad about cutting H&M out of my life. I love that store, and its sales.
Another more affordable option I would add to this article is to shop Etsy. There are many sellers that re-purpose, upcycle and reconstruct for an affordable price. The bonus is you oftentimes get a one-of-a-kind look, for much less.
Do you pay attention to a clothing company's practices before purchasing?
Image via Hessnatur