Minimalist Teen's Guide to Shopping Sustainably
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Should I Buy This? Quiz

Answer these 21 Questions to determine whether you should buy a new piece of clothing!
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1. Is this store sustainable?
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2. Am I buying this piece from a small business?
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3. Am I buying this piece secondhand?
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4. Is this made of materials that I support?
E.g. recycled cotton, organic hemp, organic linen, bamboo textiles, TENCEL.
Click "No" if the piece contains material that you don't condone (e.g. coyote fur).
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5. Is this piece made of natural fibers?
E.g. silk, cotton, linen or jute.
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6. Is this sourced ethically?
Click "No" if the clothing is made abroad, or made in a factory that exploits workers and the environment (may have to do some research!).
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7. Is this coming from within my country?
Click "No" if the item is made abroad or if the company that sells it is from abroad.
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8. Does this solve a problem in my life?
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9. Is this different from everything else I already own?
Click "No" if you already own a similar item. The MOST sustainable option is not buying anything at all!
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10. Is this easy to clean/wear?
Click "No" if the product requires above-average upkeep (e.g. must be dry cleaned, hand washed, ironed, etc.)
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11. Will this last a long time?
Click "No" if it will wear quickly out in a few washes/wears.
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12. Can this be worn with anything?
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13. Do I love all parts of this?
Click "No" if the clothing comes in a set and you don't like every part!
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14. Is this timeless?
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15. Is this simple?
Click "No" if the clothing have words, designs, or brand logos on it.
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16. Is this special?
E.g. having a unique design, being worn to a significant event, constituting part of a costume, or matching clothing that your friends have also bought (a symbol of friendship).
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17. Does this fit well?
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18. Is this comfortable?
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19. Is this better than all the alternatives out there?
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20. Would I buy this if I had to pay full price for it?
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21. Will I still want this tomorrow morning?
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Summary

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principles support you buying this new piece.

The Final Verdict

You might want to sleep on this... Don't buy this piece yet! 🙅


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