sustainable fashion

5 ways to make your style more sustainable

With nature-inspired colour palettes dominating London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2020, the trend to go green manifested both in the push for sustainability and the bold citrus pieces from the likes of Victoria Beckham and Christopher Kane – to name a few.

Now more than ever, there’s a push to be conscious consumers and say no to fast fashion trends which have birthed a throwaway generation. ‘Buy less, choose well, make it last’, were the words of Dame Vivienne Westwood, and so to help you do your bit for the environment, here are five frugal tips to help you do more with less…

Forget faded jeans

Undoubtedly a staple of any wardrobe, it’s safe to say that every Brit owns at least one pair of jeans. To add to this, finding the perfect pair is an even harder task and once you’ve got it, it can be hard to part ways once the colour starts to fade. But here to end the heartbreak of saying goodbye to your treasured jeans, DYLON Dyes wash & dye sachets are great for a fast injection of colour in just one load.

Customise your clothes

So you might be under the impression that customisation isn’t a quick job and requires a certain skill set, but this is no longer the case. You’d be amazed at what you can find in your local craft stores that can take your clothes from drab to fab. An easy way to make a piece of clothing truly unique is replacing its original buttons with a set of fancy ones to add a bit more glam.

Try something new in the bedroom

The option to get creative shouldn’t just be restricted to your wardrobe, you can also save costs on your bedding too. Why not have a go at transforming your sheets with tie-dye? To create cool patterns, first select your chosen powder dye colour, then tie-up your sheets, mix the dye with water, pour on the sheets, and leave to dry.

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Image: Kit Dale for DYLON Dyes

Tidy tardy trainers

Let’s face it, we all have that one pair of trainers that through wear and wear has lost its original charm. But if you can’t bear to part ways with your favourite kicks, you can give them a quick refresh in the wash by using one of DYLON Dyes easy-to-use machine pods. Simply chuck your trainers in the washing machine with the pod and they can be as good as new in under two hours.

Spruce up stained towels

From tea towels to bath towels, it’s a household essential that is regularly neglected. Prone to hard to remove stubborn stains caused by oil or bleach, it needn’t be the case that towels have a quick turnaround time. Instead of binning grubby towels, you can save yourself a pretty penny by giving them new life with a colouring job to hide the stains. Top tip: Avoid lighter shades such a sandy beige or sunflower yellow and opt for forest green or rosewood red.