Is Minimalist Fashion Eco-Friendly? Everything You Need To Know About Developing A Minimalist Wardrobe

Minimalist Vegan Backpack by Kula BagsMinimalist fashion is a style that's risen in popularity as the world becomes more environmentally conscious. People are prioritising shopping less and investing in core pieces for their wardrobes. Wearing core items in different ways means reducing potential wardrobe waste. The Kula Team is sharing how minimalist fashion is eco-friendly and the ways you can develop a minimalist wardrobe.

What is minimalist fashion?

Core pieces in neutral colours are the basis of minimalist fashion. The clothes minimalists wear are versatile and bring the consumer joy.

Minimalism is a counter-narrative to society's ultra-consumerism, something we have shown through fast fashion brands and hyper trends. Instead, minimalist fashion trends are worn repeatedly in several styles.

Example of a minimalist wardrobe

Someone who abides by a minimal clothing style might invest in a pair of high-quality, sustainable denim jeans, a tailor-made blazer, and have a few tops they can wear with these core pieces.

Those who enjoy minimal clothing tend to invest in long-lasting, basic accessories. For example, the minimalist above might purchase one neutral backpack to wear with every outfit and occasion.

Why is minimalist fashion eco-friendly?

The minimalist clothing style is eco-friendly because it requires removing unnecessary items and using practical, versatile clothes and accessories that bring you joy. Instead of having a wardrobe overflowing with material goods you don't love or use, you’re purchasing with intent and purpose.

Shifting to a minimalist wardrobe usually means being able to invest in better quality, environmentally-friendly pieces. Instead of spreading your money out over lots of items, you can invest in core pieces that are sustainable and made to last (not simply created to earn a profit).

How to transition to a minimal clothing style

Although minimalism is often referred to as a fashion trend, we believe it's a way of life–one that considers and protects the planet. Transitioning to a minimalist wardrobe won't happen overnight, but there are things you can do to gradually develop your minimalist wardrobe.

  1.  Sort through your old clothes you no longer wear and don't bring you joy. Give unwanted items to friends, family, or charity.
  2. Mend broken clothes you still love and want to continue wearing.
  3. Consider where there are gaps in your wardrobe. Do you have one pair of jeans you can wear with all your tops and shirts? If not, is it worth finding a sustainable brand you can purchase a pair of?
  4. Consider the colour scheme you enjoy most. Minimalist fashion tends to be neutral as these are the easiest to pair. Make sure any future purchases work with these colours.
  5. Regularly go through your wardrobe. Ask yourself how often you wear an item and if it still aligns with your style. You don't want to be throwing clothes away constantly, ut there is no point in hoarding clothes and accessories others could enjoy. 
  6. Do your accessories follow the same minimalist trend? Your bags, scarves, hair accessories, and shoes should pair with your wardrobe. 

Kula Bags and minimalist fashion

Kula bags are proud to advocate for minimalist fashion and eco-friendly wardrobes. We ensure our bags are sustainable, durable, and pair perfectly with all fashion styles. If you're ready to develop a minimal clothing style, why not start with your accessories? Click here to browse our range of eco-friendly, minimalist bags.