In the digital age, it is far too easy to click and buy a new outfit for every occasion, but this promotes the idea that fashion is disposable. Here at The Positive Company, we prioritise sustainable fashion and believe that it can be easy to put the planet first whilst also looking good.
So, whether you are headed to the fields of Glastonbury, the dance tents of Reading festival or the beaches at Boardmasters, here are our three top tips on how to choose sustainable festival fashion this summer.
1) Wear what you already have. This festival season ignore the pressure of having to wear the newest trends. By wearing what you already have, you will not only save save money but the planet too. When you take a deep dive into your wardrobe, it may take a spark of inspiration to put a new outfit together with what you already have but be creative. Nobody will judge you, you are at a festival, the wackier the better.
2) Turn to second-hand. The second tip we have for you is to check out charity shops or apps like Vinted and Depop, even rental sites if you think you are able to return the pieces you rent out in the same condition you received it in, festivals are not known for their cleanliness after all! By shopping second-hand, you add another life to a garment, and you can always find unique pieces. This means that when you rock up to your favourite festival this summer, you will be the only person wearing what you have got on, for all the right reasons.
3) Borrow from your friend’s wardrobe. This final sustainable festival fashion tip is to call up your best friend and raid their wardrobe. Even better if you swap clothes with each other, after all, sharing is caring. This way you can wear a new outfit that you have had your eye on when your bestie last wore it and not spend any money in the process.
There you have it, this has been our top three sustainable festival fashion tips, let us know if you are going to any festivals this year and how you are going to keep sustainable and fashionable.