Some of us throw away our clothes from simple damage, like a broken zip. But have we considered repairing it instead?

According to environmental organization Wrap, extending the life of clothes by nine months can decrease their greenhouse effect by up to 10 percent. So how do we become environmentally-friendly fashionistas? The first step is styling. “Through creative styling, dresses can become skirts or tops; old becomes new again,” says stylist Saw Weir. Next is care. Reduce color and print fading by washing fewer clothes at a lower temperature and inside out. Third is proper storage. Clean clothes should be stored in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight and heat, with enough space between them to allow them to breathe. Lastly, fixing the damages. Encourage visible repairs, such as patching and stitching designs using colored threads. It not only relieves the pressure of achieving perfection, but it’s also enjoyable.

Limit new clothing purchases and proudly display your old ones. Because what we need right now is a clean environment where plants, animals, and humans can all live happily.