I’ve always been a huge proponent of sustainable fashion. I like the idea of being able to buy pieces that won’t fall apart after one wash or get destroyed in the dryer. But let’s be honest: sustainable clothing isn’t cheap. And if you’re on a budget, it can be difficult to find pieces that aren’t made from materials that are harmful to the environment — or even worse, toxic textiles with chemicals that can lead to illness, allergic reactions, and more. Fortunately for us all (and especially those with limited funds), there are many ways you can make your own sustainable clothing at home using just basic sewing skills and some cheap materials from around your house! Here are five great ideas for making sustainable clothes without breaking the bank:
Start with a base fabric that’s already eco-friendly.
When you’re looking for an eco-friendly fabric to use as a base for your new clothing, cotton is one of the best options. Cotton is not only renewable, but it’s also biodegradable. It’s breathable and durable, which means that it won’t wear out easily. Cotton can be made into many different products including sheets, towels and clothes–and because it’s so versatile (and cheap), it’s good to start with this material if you want to create sustainable clothing at home!
Use Green Threads.
Green threads are made from recycled materials and can be used as an alternative to traditional thread. They’re usually sold in 1/2-yard increments, so you can cut them to any …