Molbog-Mendoza: Embracing sustainability in fashion

Fashion Nook

SUSTAINABLE consumption has become a major movement these days. And this does not only involve the food we eat, but also our fashion habits.

When we talk of sustainability, it means that we want to avoid the depletion of whatever resources we have.

In fashion, there are several ways we can do to support the movement. Here are some of them:

“Go for quality over quantity. Stick with the classic dresses, buy only clothes that you know you can wear all-year-round. Avoid buying pieces that you will only wear for one occasion. Choose more versatile clothes that can be worn in different ways. Alter/re-design clothes that are already out of fashion.” - Chinggay Estil-Quong

“Buy stuff with basic colors... a plain black or white shirt or blouse or skirt that you could match with anything.” – Ling Ang

“Dito sa Japan, may set of clothes per season. Pero ako dati pa, pabalik-balik lang ang clothes. Proof ang suot ko sa posts. Hahaha! So, siguro five shirts per season excluding iyong para sa work na formal. Then, kung ‘di na kailangan, ipapadala sa Pinas para magamit pa.” – Jade Zaldivar

“Layering, mixing and matching.” – Janelle Arriane

“I go to ukay-ukay shop with air-con aron pwede ko magdugay (so that I could stay longer).” – Marlene Suico

“1. Hand-me-down clothes from close friends or family members. There are times when I really love the clothes they wear, so I make lambing, use my charm (and sometimes blackmail them :-)) , until they realize that the clothes better fit on me.

2. Buy clothes from a thrift store/ukay-ukay. Aside from getting unique designs, I also get to have branded apparels at a very, very, very cheap price.

3. Revisiting my cabinet, pull-out old wears and reinventing them into new fashion then mix-matching them. It may need some adjusting, but will definitely bring out a new kind of an old you.” – Tonie Co

“For my type (who is not into so much bling-bling and not into fashion) I prefer investing on solid color, dress-type. It’s just a matter of mix and match from formal to casual dress code with only a change of upper clothings. It’s not only practical, but also money-saving. Case in point: I wore the same blue dress in the morning until the evening. I just changed the cover-up – from a formal Filipiniana top for an event during daytime to a jacket for a party at nighttime.” – Fe Maestre

Personally, I have been embracing a number of sustainable fashion ideas for years now. I always go for quality and neutral colors. Also, if I have observed that I am no longer using certain clothes and shoes for three months, it only means one thing: I do not want/need them anymore. Thus, I give them away.


If you have special events and fashion tips to share, or just want to discuss about any fashion-related concerns with me, you are always free to reach me at mendoza.jennygrace@gmail.com.


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