Starting a new job usually means going through the closet to see whether the wardrobe needs updating. It’s also a prime opportunity to rethink how that business-casual look can be a little more conscious. GoodGuide can be a useful tool to figure out where you can make small tweaks to your work wardrobe and still carry that air of professionalism.
The image above highlights how GoodGuide’s comparison tool can be used to see how major brands that make women’s blouses do on environmental and social criteria. By pitting brands against each other, you can easily figure out which one does a better job supporting the values you care about. For those of you who are very ambitious when it comes to change, we’ve also done comparisons for women’s pants, dresses, and the women’s professional attire lines for some of the major department stores (Nordstroms, Macys, JC Penney, and Kohls).
If you decide it’s time to let some clothes go to make room for the new, be wise about how you dispose of the old clothes. If the clothes are still wearable, considering donating them. Depending on the material, some can be reused as rags for household chores.
Try comparing clothing brands you use and have heard of to see if it’s time to make some switches. At the very least, it’ll make you feel a little bit better about getting ready for work!