47: Ethical and sustainable fashion 101 (solo series)

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Today’s episode is all about ethical and sustainable fashion. I discuss my experience with transitioning to ethical fashion and starting an ethical fashion business. I explain how to evaluate which items are ethically and sustainably made, why ethical fashion was a mindset shift and how it helped me live a more intentional life and save money.

In this episode, I discuss:

  • The difference between sustainable and ethical fashion

  • My journey with ethical fashion and starting my business

  • How I saved money by transitioning to only buying ethical fashion

  • Why ethical fashion is a mindset shift

  • How to avoid impulse shopping

  • What story does your clothes (and material items) tell?

  • Why you should start with what you have

  • Sustainable materials and how to evaluate them

  • Why shopping small and local is so important

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Sara Weinreb