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How to shop sustainably whilst upholding fashion forward trends





Moving into 2024 is an exciting and thrilling experience, especially in fashion and clothing. With new trends cropping up ever so often, this new year is showing signs of being one of the best fashion-forward years to date.

With the advent of online shopping, you’d think that everything has turned into fast fashion and unsustainable practices, but this is not the case.

Trends that are on the rise for this new year are showing to be more green and sustainable than you’d think. Not to mention that these methods are often also cheaper, a bit of a Percival discount code method to ensure you get the most out of every penny.

Bishop's Stortford's high street charity shops include, clockwise from top left, St Clare Hospice, The Salvation Army, Oxfam and Isabel Hospice
Bishop's Stortford's high street charity shops include, clockwise from top left, St Clare Hospice, The Salvation Army, Oxfam and Isabel Hospice

Dive into some of the best ways to shop sustainably and leave a lighter footprint on the environment.

Visit Your Local Charity Shop

One of the best ways to ensure you maintain a certain style or keep up with the trends is to visit your local charity shop. New fashions are constantly arriving as donations from generous ‘fashionistas’ around the area.

Simply pop down to one of the many charity shops on your high street and take a look at the new items. Some pieces are sure to be on trend with what is popular this year.

All you need is a bit of time to properly sift through the items. Someone’s hand-me-downs can be someone else’s treasure, so go hunting.

Seek Vintage

A massive trend in 2024 is vintage clothing. Funnily enough, the long silk skirts to the ankle, beaded dresses that look straight from The Great Gatsby’s 1920 style and long coats are all the rave.

They often say that history has a way of finding its way back into modern times and this is true with fashion.

Try your luck at a vintage store or even look in your mum’s closet for the best pieces. It’s a great way to stay fashionable without spending a fortune, and using what someone else already has is much better for the environment too. An all-round win.

Go Green

Support sustainably sourced clothing brands. If second-hand clothing isn’t for you and you’d prefer to shop for brand-new clothing, then consider supporting sustainable brands.

Find ones that care about where their items are made, who pay their workers fairly and who have a hand in ensuring that the creation of their items does not damage the planet.

Many of these brands proudly wear their green badges on their websites or social media sites, as it’s also good for their PR (public relations), so simply keep an eye out for that so that you support going green.



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