In recent years, there has been a growing concern about the impact of the fashion industry on the environment. As a result, many individuals are adopting a minimalist approach to their wardrobe and travel gear to reduce their carbon footprint. This section will explore some of the movements that have inspired this trend, including Slow Fashion, Minimalism, Project 333, and #whomademyclothes.

Slow Fashion

Slow Fashion is a movement that advocates for a focus on quality over quantity when it comes to fashion. The idea is to buy clothes that will stand the test of time and resist the ever-changing trends of the fashion industry. This movement encourages individuals to repurpose classic items they already own and to choose quality items from sustainable and ethical brands. Selling used clothes online is also a means of recycling old clothes and diverting further waste from landfills.


Minimalism is a lifestyle that emphasizes owning only what is truly important and letting go of the rest. This approach has gained popularity in recent years, particularly with the release of Marie Kondo’s book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing. While this lifestyle may not be for everyone, there has been a groundswell towards minimalist everything, including travel gear.

Project 333

Project 333 is a unique idea that suggests individuals do not need more than 33 items of clothing and accessories at any given moment. This includes clothing, accessories, jewelry, outerwear, and sustainable shoes, but excludes underwear, sleepwear, in-home lounge wear, and workout clothing. While some argue that 33 items is arbitrary, this movement provides a clear structure that enables individuals to contribute to Slow Fashion and Minimalism.


#whomademyclothes is a movement that encourages individuals to buy items that have been ethically and sustainably made and supplied. This movement advocates for transparency over supply chains to ensure that the person who made the clothes has been treated fairly and that negative environmental impacts have been properly and responsibly managed. Ideally, items should first be repaired and reused or recycled before purchasing any new clothing.

Overall, these movements have inspired individuals to adopt a more intentional and sustainable approach to their wardrobe and travel gear. By focusing on quality over quantity and choosing sustainable and ethical brands, individuals can reduce their carbon footprint and contribute to a more environmentally conscious world.