The best way for a person to be sustainable is by using green clothing.
A recent survey by the International Center for Sustainable Development (ICSD) found that around 60% of people who had chosen to be “sustainable” were also environmentally conscious.
And there are plenty of examples of people embracing the “sustainability” label, including Kate Middleton, who has gone the extra mile in the past few years to help her local community achieve its sustainability goals.
Kate Middlebury, the Duchess of Cambridge, pictured in 2015, has embraced sustainable fashion, even if that means spending more time outdoors and spending less time on social media.
But that doesn’t mean that every person can be “green”.
A recent report by the ICSD found that only 18% of the population had any intention of buying a green wardrobe, and the rest said that they weren’t keen to go green at all.
The key to being sustainable is being mindful of how you spend your money, according to the report.
The ICSD surveyed more than 1,200 people in 10 countries around the world.
They asked about their spending habits and then looked at what they said was their “greenness”.
It came up with a list of key sustainability factors like “living within your means”, “exercising less”, “consistently managing your money”, and “being environmentally responsible”.
People who lived in countries where people weren’t as concerned about environmental issues and where they were also less concerned about the environment were more likely to be in the greenest of the eco-conscious categories.
It’s not just a matter of spending less, though.
There’s also the question of how the money you spend on clothing is spent on the environment.
A 2016 study found that one-third of the clothes purchased by shoppers were recycled.
A 2014 study from the University of Minnesota found that, while clothes were being used to make more money, a lot of that money was being wasted in the environment and in landfills.
And in the United States, a 2012 study found the environmental impact of clothing made up 13% of all clothing used in the US, and that clothes made up 11% of overall waste.
The world’s biggest retailer Walmart, which has a global supply chain that includes more than 50,000 stores worldwide, told The Independent it had made strides in the area of sustainability.
“Walmart’s mission is to be a world leader in sustainable design and supply chain management and, in partnership with suppliers, suppliers and partners, we work to reduce the environmental impacts of our supply chain, from sourcing materials to the final sale,” the company said.
“Through our sourcing and purchasing processes, we are also sourcing and selling responsibly sourced goods, ensuring the planet’s poorest and most vulnerable live a better life.”
Kate Middlebursts green fashion, too Kate Middleby, Duchess of Sussex, is often pictured wearing a green, colourful, and well-made green T-shirt during the first presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in Washington DC in October 2019.
Kate’s husband Prince Harry is also seen in the same spot during the same debate.
Kate and her husband Prince William in 2020.
But it’s the people Kate and Prince William have grown up with and met that have the most to gain from being green, the report found.
In fact, one of the biggest challenges in making the transition from “green” to “socially conscious” has been how to stay environmentally conscious while still maintaining a social life.
“Green clothes are not only a social thing, but also a practical thing,” said Laura McNeill, founder of the Green Fashion Association.
“You can’t just have the clothes on, but you need to wear them.
And you need that balance of clothes to not feel like you’re wasting any of it.”
“When you want a green shirt, you need a shirt that’s made from a natural fibre like cotton and wool.
And if you want green shoes, you’re going to need a pair of green boots.”
Laura McNeil, founder and director of the green fashion association.
While Kate and Harry may be the epitome of “green”, their parents, Prince Harry and Kate Middlebrooks, are also “green and sustainable”.
Kate Middleborough, Duchess.
The pair with Prince Harry, Duchess Kate Middlebottom, Duchess, and Kate and Bill Middlebrook, Duchess