Sustainable Fashion Tips
Every year 800 billion new pieces of clothing are purchased worldwide with the average person buying 60% more clothing today than in 2000 (World Bank, 2020). Fast fashion may take a chunk out of your wallet, but it has an even larger price tag for the planet, affecting our land, climate and textile workers.
But it’s not all bad news, there are a many things you can do to make a positive impact. These are the Green Guild's top tips:
Bored of your old clothes? Try giving them a new lease of life and transform them into something new rather than throwing them away.
If you live in Dover Court and Philharmonic Court you can join our Upcycling Workshop:
The ‘Pound a Wear’ rule
Re-frame your shopping sprees and consider how often you’re going to wear an item. Use the Pound a Wear as a guide. For example, if a jumper is £20, are you going to wear it 20 times? If not, then leave it on the shelf!
Delete the apps, turn off the sale notifications and unfollow all of those Instagram accounts that make you want to shop. This is a great step in avoiding the add to basket temptation!
Second Hand Steals
Move away from the high-street and explore your local charity shops, Ebay, Depop and Vintage Sales. The rise of clothing production means there is an abundance of unwanted items waiting for a new wardrobe!
Binge documentaries to change your habits! Here are our recommendations:
- The True Cost (2015)
- RiverBlue (2017)
- China Blue (2006)
- The Next Black (2017)
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