Happy 2017 Earth Day! We hope you’re celebrating the holiday by thinking about the ways you can make your habits more eco-friendly every day. It’s never been more important than now!
For example, did you know that 100 billion pieces of junk mail are delivered in the United States each year? That’s a lot of paper if you’re not recycling it properly!
Additionally, did you know fashion is the second-most polluting industry of water?And of course, the list could go on and on, but we’ll stop here.
To read more Earth Day facts (20 million people participated in the first one!) visit this site.
Now, Armoire is all about clothing storage, so to celebrate the holiday, we’re sharing three ways your closet can be more eco-friendly. Read on to learn how you can change the world in just a few simple steps.
1. If you’re building a closet, or renovating one you already have, consider using sustainable materials like recycled and formaldehyde-free wood. Any time you’re building something new, using sustainable and environmentally-friendly materials is a must! Read more about it here.
2. What’s in your closet that you can recycle? Can you donate unused items? Armoire stores off-season pices until they’re ready to be worn, which frees up space and makes it easier to dress in the mornings, but can you get rid of things now that you rarely wear? Recycling is good for the planet! Read more about clothing recycling here.
3. Take a shopping fast, to research what you value. Pick a period of time to do your research on purchasing clothing made with sustainable materials before you buy anything new.
Armoire can help here too, becuase it’s easier to feel like you have enough clothes, and won’t feel the need to buy more, when you’re only looking at what you love! Take some time to find out which brands are eco-friendly and which ones you can support, then jump back into shopping when you can do it with awareness. Read more about that here!
Boy, do we love bonus tips! Here’s one additional way to make your closet eco-friendly, as a thanks for reading to the end of the post!
*BONUS: Use eco-friendly detergents and sustainable lighting. Are you using old-school light bulbs in your closet? Change them to CFLs! Are you using harsh detergents? Switch to something like 7th Generation, which is more environmentally friendly.
Good work, eco-friendly clothing superheroes! Tell us how you’re celebrating Earth Day in the comments below!
Thanks for reading!
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