Inspirational Sustainable Living quotes to stay motivated!

Dianne Emery

November 10, 2020

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The fashion world is unfortunately largely run by fast fashion, so finding sustainable and ethical brands that line up with your ethical standards can sometimes be a challenging feat. 

Here are a few of our favorite quotes that will help you stay motivated to continue your sustainable living journey.


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“Each one of us matters, has a role to play, and makes a difference. Each one of us must take responsibility for our own lives, and above all, show respect and love for living things around us, especially each other.” – Jane Goodall


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“We can sit back, do nothing and watch our planet be destroyed. Or we can take action, become advocates and start making lifestyle choices which are kinder to people and the planet.” – Kira Simpson


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 “Buy less, choose well, make it last.” – Vivienne Westwood


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“Spend some time outdoors exploring where you live. When you love your home, you’ll fight harder to protect it.” – Kira Simpson


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“What we are doing to the forests of the world is but a mirror reflection of what we are doing to ourselves and to one another.” – Mahatma Gandhi


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“We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect.” – Aldo Leopold


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“We never know the worth of water till the well is dry.” – Thomas Fulle


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“The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it.” – Robert Swan


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“Every time you spend money, you’re casting a vote for the kind of world you want.” – Anna Lappe


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“Fast fashion isn’t free. Someone, somewhere is paying.” – Lucy Siegle


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“Ethical fashion is the recognition that there are human beings behind the clothes we wear.” – Elizabeth Joy


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“There is no beauty in the finest cloth if it makes hunger & unhappiness” – Mahatma Gandhi


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“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead


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“We don’t have to engage in grand, heroic actions to participate in change. Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world.” – Howard Zinn


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“We are not above nature, we are a part of nature.” – Jennifer Nini


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“I like to envision the whole world as a jigsaw puzzle … If you look at the whole picture, it is overwhelming and terrifying, but if you work on your little part of the jigsaw and know that people all over the world are working on their little bits, that’s what will give you hope.” – Jane Goodall


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“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” – Alice Walker


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“What you do makes a difference and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” – Jane Goodall


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“Infinite growth of material consumption in a finite world is an impossibility.” – E.F. Schaumacher


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“Act as if what you’re doing makes a difference. It does.” – William James


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“Minimalism is asking why before you buy.” – Francine Jay


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“Fashion shouldn’t cost the earth.” – Environmental Audit Committee


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“Ethical and sustainable fashion is not a product. It’s a practice. Everyone is invited to participate. There’s no obligation to buy. And you can get started right now. Today.” – Elizabeth L. Cline


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“The most sustainable way is to not make things. The second most sustainable way is to make something very useful, to solve a problem that hasn’t been solved.” – Thomas Sigsgaard


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“Consumer demand can revolutionize the way fashion works as an industry. If everyone started to question the way we consume, we would see a radically different fashion paradigm.” – Carry Somers


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