HomeХобби и стильRelated VideosMore From: Daria Andronescu

How to stay stylish and build an eco-friendly wardrobe. (+FREE EBOOK)

540 ratings | 10601 views
It’s easy to give in to impulse buying, but we all need simple ways to get what we want without the guilt or the damage to the environment that fast fashion causes. In this new video, I’m sharing eight practical tips that will slowly but surely turn you into a stylish but mindful fashion consumer. This video also comes with a free ebook guide that you keep on your phone and check at your own leisure. DOWNLOAD THE FREE EBOOK: https://wonder-wardrobe.com/blog/stylish-and-eco-friendly BUDGET CAPSULE: https://wonder-wardrobe.com/blog/budget-capsule-wardrobe THE SUSTAINABLE WARDROBE PLAYLIST: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLB_wHC_s02d5y4ZV3caFvoFYIuzI1_R0t ETHICAL FASHION BRANDS: https://wonder-wardrobe.com/blog/affordable-ethical-fashion This method will save you money and make you look your best. - while saving the planet - http://wonder-wardrobe.com/ Make the most of what you already have in your wardrobe (FREE CLASS): https://wonder-wardrobe.com/free-class ★ Facebook: http://facebook.com/wonderwardrobecom ★ Instagram: http://instagram.com/dariaandronescu ★ Pinterest: https://de.pinterest.com/dariaandrone... Thank you for watching!
Html code for embedding videos on your blog
Text Comments (80)
Jessica Rowell (15 days ago)
Daria Andronescu How can we recycle acrylics? Also, does this apply to any acrylic blend? I would like to recycle instead of donating my acrylic blend items. Thank you! I have just subscribed to your channel. Thank you for producing really informative content!
Jessica Rowell (13 days ago)
Oh, also, whether your guides include especially brands that practice kind and respectful treatment of animals at all “budget tiers”. For example, I need a pair of wool pants and I have looked for second-hand ones. I found a pair of MaxMara that are 80% wool, 20% angora. I don’t like blends that much, but most others I see have 2-5% spandex which is a synthetic. However, I am uncomfortable with the angora content from an ethics perspective. Maybe it doesn’t matter because this item is used, so I am not supporting the industry if I buy it. But anyway, if your guides include a focus on good animal treatment practices as well as sustainability and human ethics, that would help me! Thank you! 😊💕
Jessica Rowell (13 days ago)
Thank you! I have just learned that from watching the rest of your videos on sustainability, haha! I really enjoy your content and your message. Now I want to purchase your guides to sustainable and ethical companies. I have one more question. My main concern in buying natural fibers is animal cruelty. Do your guides address this? It is extremely difficult to find the truth about which companies use ethical practices in handling animals? Obviously, fast fashion brands are a big NO, but there are also companies that charge high prices and use clever marketing to trick the consumer. I know the main thing I can do personally is hold onto my clothes for years, purchase less, and shop vintage (which I do), but when I do need textiles I want to support companies that treat animals with respect. (I think a company that treats animals respectfully probably also meets ethical standards for humans and also treats the environment kindly!)
Daria Andronescu (14 days ago)
None of the blended materials (natural&natural or natural&synth, synth&synth) can be recycled, unfortunately. At the moment we don’t have the technology to do that. We can only recycle cotton, wool, polyester or nylon. The rest of the materials including acrylic can only be repurposed :(
_ Anon (1 month ago)
What's wrong with cashmere? The herder only comb out the cashmere fiber at spring when the goat don't need it any way... The goat live in very hilly, cold and harsh place where you cannot farm any way... So, what's wrong? And what to wear in cold winter?
Li Zett (4 months ago)
Come to Berlin if you are looking for sustainable fashion :)
Daria Andronescu (4 months ago)
Yes, I know, I’ve been there many times ❤️
Ann (5 months ago)
Forgo cotton? No way. Here in the United States cotton is a big crop. Cotton clothing lasts forever and it has many uses when the garment finally wears out. I have a nightgown that I love, been wearing it for 6 years. Had to redo the lace collar twice and color and fabric is great. It is the softest thing I've ever come across. Another fine thing about cotton, it is great for the hot weather we have here in the North Eastern US. So, it might take some heavy resource to produce but so do synthetics. Just like an old car, cotton garments can be used for a long time.
Ana Hewett (6 months ago)
Great video!👍👏🙂
mail my (7 months ago)
Thanks a lot for your videos about the impact of clothes industry on the environment. I am starting to sew most of my clothes myself. Do you have recommendations about where to buy on line eco friendly fabrics?
Hebi Hebi (7 months ago)
Woah thankyou
Marie Bach (9 months ago)
That's so cool that you live in Düsseldorf! I live in Cologne and here we have quite a few fair fashion options. Check out "Buy good stuff" - a fair fashion guide to Cologne :) Because one way to reduce waste is to order less online, if you can :)
Daria Andronescu (9 months ago)
That’s true ☺️
Marie Bach (9 months ago)
Daria Andronescu Sure - but online you can find all you want while in a store you find what you didn't know you wanted ;)
Daria Andronescu (9 months ago)
Cool, thank you! I will be in Cologne in a month, and try to find time to check some stores out. I am curious! You see, it's not really a problem for me because I buy only around 6-8 new items per year.
cristina diaz (9 months ago)
Thank u Daria I've been learning sooo much with your vids, they're "fresh" and unique most important of all conscious !! I'm making an effort to change my wardrobe not there yet but going in the right way acorddingly to my life style. I'm happy to find u !! :D
starlight in a teacup (10 months ago)
I just found your channel and spent over an hour watching previous videos - how incredible! You make by far the most educational and inspiring fashion videos I ever watched in a long time. Thanks for all the information in this video and lastly, I'd like to add that you look gorgeous in that black/yellow dress and deep red lips! x
Daria Andronescu (9 months ago)
Thank you so so much! I am happy to share my knowledge and experience. More goodies are coming soon ❤️❤️❤️
Harika Mahendra (10 months ago)
Perfect video! I wish everyone would think about their wardrobes and it's impact on the environment!
Nephilae87 (10 months ago)
I tried first on the computer. I will go find the pdf now. Thanks!
Nephilae87 (10 months ago)
I tried first on the computer. I will go find the pdf now. Thanks!
Sofiya (10 months ago)
Dear Daria, just come to visit Essen :) There is a COB Concept store with lovely fashion, completely GOTS certificated
Sofiya (10 months ago)
By the way, I work there and my mother tongue is Russian ;) So in case you are there just ask for Sofiya if you want someone Russian-speaking
Daria Andronescu (10 months ago)
Ah cool, I’ll check it out when I am there ;) thanks!
Nephilae87 (10 months ago)
I absolutely love all of your videos and this one was no exception! Your work is so extensive and informative! Question: I need to redo my whole wardrobe *cries*...should I start now with winter items for next season or with summer items I will need soon-ish?
Daria Andronescu (10 months ago)
Please, use your computer to download the book, not your phone. It should work. There is a PDF version as well.
Nephilae87 (10 months ago)
Thank you so much, Daria! Btw, I downloaded the book and it's not working. It insists on opening on Internet Explorer but then it doesn't work. Did you intend to make it a pdf, maybe?
Daria Andronescu (10 months ago)
If you have enough to wear till the end of winter, than leave your wardrobe how it is and start working on next season. First, you should really understand what outfits you have (that you truly love) and only then buy new clothes that will go with what you have.
Nephilae87 (10 months ago)
Thanks for responding! I have watched all of your videos and I made a list of the items I need to buy for this year (like 8 things!). I just don't know where to start, summer or winter needs first? I guess whatever I find first ;)
Daria Andronescu (10 months ago)
Thank you so much! You can start anytime! It’s never to early or too late. Did you take the free lesson I’ve been talking about in the video? It will help you reorganize your wardrobe and understand how many and what kind of clothes are missing. Or you can take the 1st class of Wonder Wardrobe course and learn how to transform your wardrobe into interchangeable one in no time.
hui zhao (10 months ago)
really like your lipstick color💗
Daria Andronescu (10 months ago)
Thank you ☺️
Nadezhda Magomedova (10 months ago)
Спасибо большущее за мотивацию, Дарья, вам этак безрассудно идет эта кофточка/платьице с желтоватыми цветами!) сообразила, что нужно поменять месседж собственных постов!
Daria Andronescu (10 months ago)
Спасибо! Рада, что вы меня услышали 💛
Amanda June Brawner (10 months ago)
Lovely video, as always!!! Your lip color is GORGEOUS here, too!! :)
Daria Andronescu (10 months ago)
Thanks 🤗💛
QT Cactus (10 months ago)
But isn't Vegan Leather Polyurethane? A plastic? How could it be eco-friendly?
QT Cactus (10 months ago)
Thank you for taking the time to reply! I had not realised there were biodegradable options.
Daria Andronescu (10 months ago)
Yes, most vegan leather is basically plastic. But now we have other options as well that are completely harmless and biodegradable: leather like materials made out of pineapples, mushrooms and coffee. We’ll talk more about leather sustainability in one of the feature episodes of The sustainable wardrobe series.
Alyssa Beltempo (10 months ago)
I'm a huge fan of slow fashion and consuming less - so great that you're sharing these tips!
Daria Andronescu (10 months ago)
Glad to hear that! 🌿❤️🌿
Mia (10 months ago)
Thank you so much for this video! I was about to let go of my New Years resolution and start shopping again but you made me take a step back and re-evaluate the situation. I have a question about whether Bimba y Lola is ethical/sustainable or not because I can’t seem to find any information about it online and I really enjoy buying their stuff every once in a while.
Daria Andronescu (10 months ago)
That’s great! I am so glad 🤗💛 Yes, I like Bimba Y Lola too, but I wouldn’t call them eco-friendly. They use different fabrics, including the unsustainable ones. Also they are not transparent enough and don’t say who makes their clothes. The good thing about them that I t’s not a fast fashion brand. As I know they only make 4 collections per year (fast fashion brands release around 52/year). Try to write them an email, I am sure they will answer any questions you have.
Ariadna Ch. de Bruijn (10 months ago)
Hi Daria, I can not open the ebook, it appears all blank :( Is is possible to download it as a PDF? thank you!!
Ariadna Ch. de Bruijn (10 months ago)
thank you :)
Daria Andronescu (10 months ago)
Thanks for telling me. Yes, please, check tomorrow, I’ll make a PDF version as well.
Matilde Bruneel (10 months ago)
My resolution for this year is to only buy ethical/eco-friendly clothing, so this video is perfect!
Daria Andronescu (10 months ago)
Amazing! That’s exactly what my resolution was last year. It wasn’t hard at all. I found it so liberating that I can’t imagine going back.
Moira Krier (10 months ago)
One video my broke student self will have to ignore..
Sarah Thatcher (13 days ago)
Moira, I think you may be confusing your resistance to change with your small amount of money. I'm not saying it is super easy. It will take things like time. Time to plan, time to budget, time to save, time to research, time to ask questions, time to consider. Yes, it is much easier to just go to the local mall and buy a new 'fast fashion' cotton t-shirt. And now you probably want to say..."I'm a student, I am studying, I don't have a lot of time". I think one of the big shifts in our thinking that needs to constantly be reinforced when we are trying to transition is that it is ok if it takes time. That is why it is NOT called 'fast fashion'. But if you live in a developed country, I don't think you are ever really in a situation where you can say " I NEED a new t-shirt RIGHT NOW" and if you don't get it in a 'fast fashion' time frame (immediately) you will literally have NOTHING to put on the top of your body. Sustainable fashion really does challenge the difference between our definitions of NEED and WANT. And it can really cause uncomfortable feelings that we really do not want to face. But in order to make the change, it is necessary to be able to 'sit with' those uncomfortable feelings (and our 'beliefs' about them) and really be honest with ourselves. It's not easy. It is a process and it requires a person to have a lot of patience and grace towards themselves. Something I think many people find difficult. If you are really willing and really value the 'ethics' and 'values' of a sustainable wardrobe it is possible on any budget no matter how small just as Daria said in the video. And I can say this because I am on government long term disability. I get a monthly hamper from the food bank. I have many medical expenses that are not covered and on and on I could go. I have just started changing over to a sustainable wardrobe (4 months ago). So that is also why I understand it is really challenging to 'break up' with cheap fast fashion. But now that I know all of the horrible consequences of fast fashion I use it to help motivate me. I still have not figured out how I am going to keep my style (I used to buy almost all of my clothes at GAP or American Eagle) and yet only buy sustainable. I have not found a sustainable brand that fits my style that I can afford. So for now I am shopping second hand or just not buying anything new. I'm not going to go naked if I don't buy a new trendy top. I have the time. My clothes are not all worn out right now. Like Daria said in one of her videos we all have way more clothes than we really need. And I do not have a lot of clothes even from when I shopped fast fashion. It is a real shift in mindset. Keep watching Daria's videos to stay inspired and motivated.
Vanessa Kountul (5 months ago)
BUY second hand!
noshititskrae (9 months ago)
Moira Krier shop second hand!
Moira Krier (10 months ago)
I love most of your videos! And I'd love to be able to shop for clothes that are more sustainable and ecofriendly materials, but it's just out of my price range. And some things like you said, like avoiding cotton, is just not an option for me. I appreciate the video, and the content is great! But it just doesn't really apply for the average college student budget.
Daria Andronescu (10 months ago)
Yes, perfect point, thank you! I will add this shop to my list. The sale season is the perfect opportunity to get clothes that you couldn’t afford before. Again, you can build your budget first, plan your outfits and then buy everything during sales. Have a kind of a treat yourself day/week :)
Sana Lajimi (10 months ago)
Salut Daria merci pour la nouvelle vidéo😘😘! je pense que c'est un vrai challenge pour moi de ne pas acheter des vêtements des enseignes de prêt à porter "fast fashion" car on n'a que ça dans mon pays (Tunisia). après, pour les vêtements déjà utilisés(frippe) on a plein de souks où on peut en trouver.par contre, on trouve aussi de la fast fashion à gogo et surtout quand t'es forte de taille (42-44 taille française) il y a le risque de trouver des pièces qui sont démodées aussi comme les vêtements sont mis en vrac c pas toujours évident d'identifier les pièces intéressantes .peux-tu donner des conseils pour le shopping des vêtements déjà utilisés? aussi comment faire en sorte qu'un vêtement qui ne suit pas la mode actuelle peut être mis en valeur ( paraître outstanding)et ne pas paraître "has been" ou ridicule ou disons quel type d'ancienne mode éviter? Merci d'avance pour la lecture de mon commentaire super long😚😚
Géssica Rocha (10 months ago)
This is so helpful! Thankfully I’m already on a journey towards a more sustainable and ecofriendly wardrobe and lifestyle, but watching your videos always gives me some new idea and extra inspiration to keep going 🙌🏻❤️
Géssica Rocha (10 months ago)
Daria Andronescu Just can’t wait!!! 🙌🏻💚
Daria Andronescu (10 months ago)
I am so glad! Thank you so much! More goodies are coming soon ❤️
Veronica Moullaianova (10 months ago)
Shifting (by unfollowing the 'wrong' accounts, people,..) your attention to other things is indeed a good way of breaking free of this high paced fashion industry. At least if those IG accounts (or other) influence you that much. I absolutely love how you approach styling and fashion! So smart, so intelligent.
Ann G. R. (10 months ago)
Thank you! Helpful video.
Sonja (10 months ago)
New year, new resolutions. Thank you Daria. How do you do that with your laundry? With so few clothes to wash, I imagine - also from the ecological point of view - very difficult. Do you have 1 day a week washing day? I would be very interested in that. Thank you!
Daria Andronescu (10 months ago)
Great! So glad you found it useful! Actually, my laundry is not a problem. For example, in my winter capsule I have 12 tops, meaning that I wear each of them 2-3 times per month. So, I have laundry day every 2 or 3 weeks. I am planning a video on taking a better care of clothes, storage rules and etc. Hope it will be useful :)
samurai squash (10 months ago)
That list of 80 affordable, sustainable fashion brands from your last email was so incredibly helpful! I’ve already found three or four new shops there that I plan to buy from in the near future. I’m finally cutting the the junk food out of my fashion diet!
samurai squash (10 months ago)
I’ve already shared it with a few of my shopping buddies :) Thank you for all the work you put in to educating us about sustainable and ethical fashion! I may never have come across this information on my own; your channel makes me feel empowered to make a change!
Daria Andronescu (10 months ago)
Yeii! That’s awesome! I am so happy you found that list useful. I put a lot of work in it. If you know someone who might be interested in it too, please share it ❤️
Pallavi Tiwari (10 months ago)
such an awesome video :) loved it and love you <3
Daria Andronescu (10 months ago)
Thank you so much! So glad you loved it!
ivanete roark (10 months ago)
I avoid buying wool because I love animals , I always thought that cotton and acrylic was the kind choice
Sarah Thatcher (19 days ago)
I have no problems buying wool as it is 'natural' and biodegradable but I do purchase from only ethical brands so I am more confident that animals have not been mistreated or abused. The problem is with 'fast fashion' brands that use wool as I do not think they either know or care where the wool is coming from or how the animals are raised or treated. And do to the mass volume of wool needed for mass amounts of 'fast fashion' it is a pretty good assumption that their suppliers have sheep etc. In mass amounts and that is how and where the abuse and mistreatment come in. When meeting quotas or filling their 'fast fashion' brand's order is more important than the welfare of the animals. So in that sense, generally wool is probably cruel. Stick to 'sustainable' brands that talk about the whereabouts of their suppliers/farmers and the treatment of the animals.
Sarah Thatcher (19 days ago)
I know that 'conventional' cotton is not environmentally friendly for many reasons. One of the reasons is because as a crop it takes a lot of water . And I now refuse to purchase any new non-organic cotton because most conventional cotton seed is owned by Monsanto and they use their glyphosate (proven cancer causing) pesticides on the crops which is not good for the farmers, workers, or the land. I technically understand that purchasing items made of hemp or linen are much better but it is almost impossible to sometimes find the type of clothing I need in these fabrics and so I think 'organic cotton' is a good option. So until retailers start making the majority of their products from hemp or linen (even ethical brands) I feel it is not very helpful to say that 'organic' cotton is no better than 'conventional' cotton. There actually is a huge environmental difference (water resources aside). I actually prefer to purchase 'organic' cotton because I want to support the 'organic' cotton industry. I feel it really is that different than conventional "Monsanto" cotton. A little disappointed you aren't supporting 'organic' cotton. I don't see 'cotton' as a fabric choice going away so I at least want it to be organic.
Ann (5 months ago)
There seems to be some misconception that animals are harmed in producing wool. You don't know anyone that keeps livestock, do you? They take the best care of the animals. How else would they produce a fine product. Anyway, they are sheered when the wool gets too long, usually in the spring. Boy do they love their short haircuts. Just like us, the heat gets to them.
Ann (5 months ago)
They only shave the animals, what's wrong with that. Our planet is actually running out of the natural chemicals to produce man made materials. This is not often talked about. Sooner or later we won't be able to make fake fabrics.
Daria Andronescu (10 months ago)
I would say quality wise Patagonia is way more sustainable.

Would you like to comment?

Join YouTube for a free account, or sign in if you are already a member.