How To Build A Smart, Sustainable Wardrobe

Summer dress with a hat and purse laid out.It can be tough to dress fashionably while also being sustainable. You want to look great, but you don’t want to have a detrimental effect on our planet. Taylor Jay Collection is perfect for anyone looking to do both. Being fashionable and sustainable doesn’t have to be tough anymore.


Closet full of clothes and shirts.

Reuse, Recycle, Repurpose Old Clothes

Most people have a bunch of clothes that they never wear. Instead of letting the clothes sit in your closest, consider instead some of the following options:

  • Donate clothes you don’t wear to a homeless shelter or a clothing donation box.
  • Recycle old clothes and place them inside a clothing recycling box.
  • Reuse and repurpose old clothes by using them as makeshift towels or try cutting them apart then sewing them together to make a whole new piece of clothing.

A large closet full of clothes hanging up.

Environmentally Friendly Materials

The first and easiest thing anyone can do is buy clothes that are made from natural fibers. Eco-friendly textiles like cotton, wool, silk, bamboo, hemp, or even corn are a healthier alternative than using man-made materials like polyester or other synthetic materials. Polyester is made from petroleum, the extraction of which is harmful to the environment. You can look at the tag to see what the clothing is made from. The more consumers like you purchase eco-friendly materials over synthetic materials, the less impact your fashion will make on the planet.

Three fashion dummies wearing trendy clothing.

A Sustainable Supply Chain

The fashion industry uses an approach to creating clothing called fast-fashion. This means that the supply chain isn’t optimized to be sustainable or friendly to workers. At Taylor Jay Collection, we use the opposite approach — slow fashion. Slow fashion takes into account every aspect of the supply chain to ensure sustainability and fair treatment of workers and animals. It may take time to find companies using the slow-fashion approach. Our customers are happy to know that every piece of clothing from Taylor Jay Collection goes through a slow-fashion supply chain.

Summer dresses hanging on a rack at a clothing store.

Sustainability Doesn’t End

Many companies in and outside the fashion industry will stop seeking more sustainable solutions once they have hit their goals. Once they check all the boxes in their list they won’t go any further to continue improving their sustainability. With climate change becoming a great danger to the world and its inhabitants, there is no room to get comfortable and do nothing. The status quo makes climate change worse. Taylor Jay Collection is committed to finding further solutions and becoming as green and Earth-friendly as possible as quickly as possible.

It can be a lot of work to research and find which companies are truly committed to sustainable fashion. However, at Taylor Jay Collection, you know you are getting a piece of fashionable clothing that is truly sustainable. You don’t need to wonder whether a particular piece is environmentally friendly because every single piece of clothing that Taylor Jay Collection designs is made with the earth in mind. Shop today!