If you're jumping on the bandwagon and editing your wardrobe down into a carefully chosen capsule, you'll inevitably be wearing fewer items, and wearing them more often. This will naturally result in some wear and tear, especially if you keep things for a long time. However, with a little TLC, you can keep your items in good shape for years to come.
Replacing a button that has fallen off is one of the most basic ways to repair clothing, however I won't assume that it's common knowledge. Not everyone has been taught how to do this properly, in fact I didn't really learn the proper technique until I went to design school and was required to learn. So I made a little infographic for you, outlining the basic steps.
OK, so I don't flatter myself that anyone actually gives a shit what's in my makeup bag. I just wanted to show you in order to illustrate a point. This is the makeup bag of a person who is in transition, working toward a less wasteful lifestyle.
You can reap a lot of savings by making some of your own cosmetics and toiletries, with the added benefit of knowing exactly what's going into them (no mystery un-pronounce-able ingredients, thank you very much!).