New year – new opportunities! Now that it’s the beginning of the new year, it’s time to make some resolutions for 2023. Sticking to new year’s resolutions is easier said than done and usually involves setting the same goals over and over again. Quitting smoking, losing weight and exercising more are New Year’s resolutions that everyone has probably made at some point. But where are the goals dealing with sustainability? In this blog post, we want to introduce you to sustainable new year’s resolutions and present tips on how you can make your consumption more environmentally conscious. In this way, you’re not only doing something good for yourself, but you’re also making an important contribution to the planet. Here’s to a sustainable 2023! It is up to us to create a better future. Let’s start together: SURU “The beginning” is now!

1. Reusable shopping bags

All of us know the drill – you’re leisurely strolling through the city, suddenly remember that you have to run some errands, and end up running home with hands full of plastic bags. And exactly this convenience is expensive for the environment and anything but sustainable. The reason for that: Plastic bags are difficult to recycle and are often thrown away after a single use. Plastic does degrade, but it can take up to 400 years in a landfill. Even worse, plastic doesn’t completely decompose, but remains in the form of microplastics. This means plastic breaks down into microscopic particles that are still not biodegradable and usually end up in the ocean. To prevent this from happening, it’s important to use reusable bags and have them with you at all times. The great thing about reusable bags is that they are inexpensive, last for a long time and help protect our planet. How about our Maxi Canvas Bag, for example? Our Canvas Bag is not only practical, but also really edgy. Check it out!

2. Secondhand shopping

Although secondhand shopping is becoming more and more popular over time, it still carries a certain stigma. But what is actually the reason for that? Not only does buying used pieces save a lot of money, secondhand shopping is also a great way to start a sustainable lifestyle. In vintage and secondhand stores, there you can find a wide selection of pieces that you didn’t even know you needed. This type of consumption thus satisfies your appetite for impulse buys without a guilty conscience. But not only buying secondhand is a great sustainable goal for the new year 2023, also donating clothes you no longer reach for is a great way to give other people an amazing shopping experience in secondhand stores. In this way, the cycle of sustainable consumption continues, and more and more people keep turning their backs on fast fashion. Now that’s a win-win situation!

3. Mix & Match

The first step to more sustainable consumption is to use what you already have. Sure, we all have a few staple outfits in our closet that we like to reach for again and again. At some point, though, you get tired of them and develop a desire to store for new outfits. “I just don’t have anything to wear” is the phrase that burns itself into our minds and guides our shopping trips. But how about thinking of your closet as more than just a repository of complete looks? Instead, create different outfits by mixing and matching garments to create edgy Mix & Match looks. It seems obvious, but when you step out of your comfort zone when it comes to your wardrobe, you consume less and somehow have a bigger variety of outfits to choose from. For the more experimental amongst you, upcycling old clothes is a great way to spice up your wardrobe even more. True to the motto “from old to new”, you can let off some creative steam in the new year 2023 and start lots of DIY projects – have fun!

4. Sustainable & conscious consumption

As always, the new year begins with the January sales and it’s hard to resist the many offers. A good way to cut back on consumption is to ask yourself the following questions before you purchase something: Where does the clothing come from? What is it made of? Who made them? When you think about the journey of a clothing item from production to distribution, it becomes clear how environmentally damaging and wasteful the fashion industry can be. Reflecting on your own consumer behavior highlights the harmful effects of the industry and gives you the opportunity to question whether you really need the clothes you want to buy. But it’s not just the environmental aspects that should play a role in your decision. Ethical aspects such as the working conditions of the employees should also be taken into account. When shopping online, it is easier to find answers to these questions because brands are becoming more and more transparent when it comes to the manufacturing process. In this respect, SURU STUDIOS also sets a good example in terms of transparency and produces fashion that is not only sustainable, but also manufactured under fair conditions. You can find out more about this on our website. Check it out!

Our conclusion

The beginning of the new year is the perfect time to set sustainable goals and establish a more environmentally conscious lifestyle. Small changes can make big things happen and lead to a societal shift in thinking. Who knows what 2023 will hold for us, but there’s no doubt that sustainability will be a big issue. It is up to us to create a better future. Let’s start together: SURU “The beginning” is now!

January 05, 2022