Here's Why You Should Just Say 'No' To Your Next Cheap Shirt

Impulse buying is doing more than hurting your wallet.

How many times have you found yourself at the register with a piece of clothing you only kind of like, but justified buying because it was cheap? 

We've all been there. It's hard to pass up a good deal even if it's something you don't love. But, according to this video from environmental news site Grist, there's actually several really good reasons you should. 

Your cheap shirt is actually hurting the environment. "To the tune of 1,320 gallons of water and approximately nine pounds of carbon dioxide in its production and transportation alone," the video explains. 

"That's to say nothing of the terrible working conditions that the people who make most of our clothes endure. Earning next to nothing in extremely unsafe factories perpetuating a cycle of poverty in some of the most vulnerable parts of the world."

Yeah, that shirt you don't need and don't even really want is making the world a worse place. But there are steps you can take to change that. 

Watch the video below to find out how:

The moral of the story is invest in quality pieces of clothing you love and you'll help save the environment in the process.

For alternatives to fast-fashion brands that sell clothes for cheap at the expense of the environment, try these 11 places instead.  

(H/T: Collectively