Sustainable Shopping

When Looking At Buying New Clothes

2 min readJul 4, 2022


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The thing that I consider first is whether I actually need that item. We need to be thinking about if we actually need the clothing we’re tempted to buy.

I’m quite happy with my wardrobe and there is no reason for me to be looking at getting any more clothes at the moment. So for me, the answer would be “No.”

If you consider whether you actually need it and decide that you do, then by all means go ahead and buy it.

Quite often, shopping online I find some really small businesses that aren’t expensive but have handmade stuff and you know it’s ethical and that you are supporting an individual.

I would encourage you to just go and have a look online and see if you can find small businesses that do create things that are in your style, that will work for you, because there so many out there, and the thing is that when you support a small business, the business owner does a little happy dance. You are really helping one person as opposed to just filing money into a load of shareholders pockets, when they’ve already got billions anyway.

Li Carter is a writer, artist and crafter. Her favourite thing in the world is to create. She loves stories and will consume them in any way that she can, whether that is by reading, listening or watching them.

She lives in South Wales, UK, with her parents and two rescue dogs.

She can most often be found in her writing den, with her chorkie, Sweet Pea, creating worlds and stories for the many characters in her head.

Writing is more than a hobby to her. It is something that she cannot imagine being without. In her mind, writing is as important as breathing.

She is author of the fiction series 5G{hosts} which can be found on Amazon.

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She also shares her experiences of writing serial fiction among other things on her Substack, which can be found here: Heart Of Shards | Li Carter | Substack




Writer, artist and crafter. Owner of Rainbow Butterfly Creative. The process of creating something brings me freedom. This is the blog of my life scars and all.