As the weather got warmer, and summer finally came to Switzerland, I started looking for airy, short-sleeved tops. And if you’re wondering how to choose sustainable tops, this article will help you.
First, sustainable materials are not the only criterion. Can you trace who made your top? Most of the time it is impossible. Unless you buy clothes from brands that work with clothing factories that respect workers’ rights and entitlements. And how to find those? I find the Good On You app really helpful. Although it has its limitation, it is a good starting point.
I really like timeless organic cotton t-shirts from The Classic T-Shirt Company and CLOSED organic cotton or linen tops. I am currently waiting for this linen one in rose ash to go on sale. You can also check pre-loved tops in your local second-hand store or online (on Depop, Vinted, Vestiaire Collective, in Switzerland check My Private Dressing, Depop, Ateapic).
- Material: for summer, look for sustainable fabrics such as linen, bamboo, hemp, silk, and organic cotton. Or look for a mix. For this summer, I got new t-shirts made of linen or cotton & linen mix.
- Cut: choose a style that suits your body style, not what is in fashion. Think about your personal style instead of trends. For example, I always come back to ruffles. I love ruffle sleeves and bow tie neck blouses.
- Care: avoid “dry-clean” only garments.
- Color palette: find out what is your color palette and follow it.
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Now I would like to hear from you. What was the last blouse, top or t-shirt that you bought made of? Was it a sustainable material? Do you know who made your clothes? Did you find this article on how to choose sustainable tops helpful?