Style Files: How to build a more sustainable wardrobe

Ashlee Piper


Earth Day Fashion Pop Up with Fauxgerty

Saturday, April 21st 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

The Robey – 2018 W. North Ave., Chicago

Sustainable makers like Fauxgerty, Lindsay Lewis jewelry, Norman Leigh, and Lena Rose Beauty will be there to sell their awesome eco-friendly duds. This FREE event also features bouquets from Youth & Yarrow, goodies from Social Sparkling Wines, Pie Pie My Darling, and I Heart Keenwah, and 10% of proceeds go toward The Anti-Cruelty Society!

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  1. Use what you've got – Find a good tailor or cobbler and repair and mend items so they last longer.
  2. Repurpose what you can no longer use - Your old shirts and socks make great cloths for cleaning the house, your old jeans make coffee cup sleeves, and your old sweatshirts can easily be transformed into reusable bags and even pet beds!
  3. Secondhand first - whenever possible, consider buying secondhand. We have great places in the city, like Crossroads and Buffalo Exchange, try Poshmark, or host a clothing swap with friends to access their still-desirable castoffs.
  4. Buy sustainably - When you need new, consider buying eco-friendly, upcycled, and local from companies that pay workers a fair wage and care about the environment.