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How To Make Your Gymwear Wardrobe More Sustainable

Sustainable fashion is on-trend due to the global crisis the world is facing. Furthermore, fashion brands are trying their best to become more sustainable but this isn’t enough.

The consumers are very much to blame for non-sustainable brands. If consumers are not willing to change their buying habits and how they look after their clothes, fast-fashion brands that design gymwear and other types of clothing will continue to exist. 

If you want to be a better person and become more sustainable, there are a few things you can do to ensure you have a sustainable gym wear wardrobe. 

Look To Buy Quality Clothing

Looking to buy quality clothing is the first step in ensuring you are buying a more sustainable wardrobe. The reason is that with quality, you can be sure they will last longer than some brands who design womens gymwear.

To find quality gym wear brands, visit trust pilot and other websites where you can leave reviews. That way, you can get a general idea of the quality of the clothing through other people’s. 

A Time Capsule Wardrobe

The next thing you will want to do with your wardrobe is purchase products that will always be in fashion. However, with gym wear, this is something that you don’t need to worry about too much. Gymwear style has remained the same for several years because you don’t dress to look fashionable in the gym. If anything, you wear clothes that are convenient and easy to breathe in. The whole point of gymwear is to be comfortable when exercising. Nonetheless, it is good to look slightly fashionable as well so make sure you buy gym wear clothes that never go out of fashion. 

The One-In-One Out Method

Another way to ensure you live a more sustainable lifestyle is following the one in one out method. If you want to be more sustainable, we advise you to sell an old piece of gymwear on Vinted or Depop when you have just bought a new item. That way, you are ensuring that your old piece of clothing is used by someone who cannot afford first-hand gymwear. 

Sometimes, you can just grow out of old clothes and is very common with gym wear. Your fitness goals could lead to you losing weight or gaining weight. Therefore, your gym clothes will no longer fit you. 

In a study, they found out that clothes are averagely only worn seven times before they are thrown away. Do not be that person who throws away their gym wear because they have worn it a few times. Just because you don’t want to wear it anymore does not mean other people won’t wear it. Plus, you can get a little bit of money for it as well. 

Washing Your Gym Wear

Another way to ensure you own a sustainable gym wear wardrobe is by changing your washing habits. One of the ways to change your old washing habits is by purchasing an eco-ball. It is a great eco-friendly substitute for those washing powders and tablets that usually contain harmful plastics. These plastics are well known to be damaging to sea life which is why you should avoid these if you want to be more eco-conscious. Moreover, an eco-ball can last for over 1000+ washes which saves you a lot of money. 

Dropping the temperature you set for your washing machine will also make clothes last longer. Not to mention that dropping it by 10 degrees can save you up to 57% on electricity. Not only will you be saving money on your energy bills but you will also be saving the planet. 

Shop Locally

Another great way to make sure you have that sustainable gym wear wardrobe is by shopping locally. Although this is easier to shop for fresh goods and food, you can also apply the same rule to buying clothes from local shopping brands. We understand that not every town will have a local gym wear shop so this may be impossible for some. 

To Conclude

The trick to being more sustainable is to focus on your shopping methods. Try to make the most of your clothes and if you no longer want them, sell them on websites such as eBay, Vinted, Depop and many more. To live the ultimate sustainable lifestyle, consider partaking in an eco-friendly sport as well. 

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