Go green together - Eco-conscious hacks for families


Being environmentally conscious is not just good for the planet, it is essential for the long-term health of our communities and resources. In today’s society, where fast fashion and consumerism are the norm, it can be challenging to strike a balance between convenience and sustainability, especially when you’re trying to do it as a family. Here are some practical tips on how to be eco-conscious as a family:

Choose pre-loved clothing: Buying second-hand clothing is a great way to reduce your family's carbon footprint. By giving pre-loved clothing a second life, you are helping to reduce waste and lessen the demand for mass-produced clothing.

Repair clothes instead of throwing them away: Repairing clothes can be a fun and creative activity for families to do together. By fixing holes, replacing buttons, or taking up a hem, you can extend the life of your clothing and prevent it from ending up in a landfill. If you're not particularly handy with a needle and thread, there are plenty of local tailors that can help with repairs.

Proper laundering: By taking care of your clothes properly, you can make them last longer and reduce the need to replace them frequently. Follow care instructions, wash clothes in cold water, and hang them out to dry whenever possible. This is especially true of linen.

Swap clothes with friends: Organizing clothes-swapping parties is a fun way to reduce your ecological footprint. Not only does it give you an opportunity to declutter your wardrobe, but you can also find great new pieces without having to buy anything new. Consider holding a clothes swap for your children and their friends too.

And lastly- buy clothing that is resizable! Sunday’s Child clothing is made to grow with children- our clever adjustable hacks mean clothes last years, not months!

By doing some of the above you can reduce your family's impact on the environment. Not only is it good for the planet, but it can also be fun and cost-effective. Start incorporating these eco-conscious practices into your family's lifestyle today, support slow fashion and Purchase with Purpose.

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