1 in 6 of the world’s workers are employed in the fashion industry and around 80% of those workers are female.
Just chew on that for a moment. What we choose to wear impacts the lives of 1/6th of the world. That is why it is so important to have all of the information.
In Episode 9, Lauren and I talked about the many ways we can make better choices as consumers. Once you start down this road, there are many small changes you can make that will lead to really big changes in your purchasing lifestyle. However, I want to give you an easy way to start small. Anyone can make these changes more easily than you think.
I began making these changes in January of 2019. I haven’t been perfect. I’ve fallen to the temptation of cheap fashion, but I have also felt less tempted as the time has gone by. At the beginning, I was afraid that this would be difficult to afford. But, I have spent so much less money on bags, shoes, jewelry, and clothing because I don’t impulse buy anymore. I have to give thought to each purchase, which means I only buy things that I truly want and will use and I own much better quality pieces now.
All of that too say. This is possible on a budget!
Here’s a handy list of where to start: