“Every dollar we spend is a vote what we want to see in the world” Anna Lappe.
Let’s face it. We love traditional retail therapy. So let’s not eliminate it from our lives and make use of the power we have to change the world. Your shopping choices have the power to change the fact that fashion industry is the 2nd largest polluter in the world. Shop, but responsibly!
1. Buy Upcycled or re-purposed. Reusing existing resources is in!
A lot of natural resources and human efforts are put into creating fashion articles that we don’t use for very long. Conscious individuals and designers such as Bottletop have taken matters into their own hands to create beautiful fashion items out of discarded resources.
TIP: Anyone can repurpose. It can fulfil a functional need as opposed to a fashion one. For example, your old cotton tees can become pillow stuffing.
LEARN MORE: Learn about what Upcycling really means: The Concept of Upcycling: “Repair, Remake, Reimagine”
2. Is your purchase really eco-friendly? Check its certification.
3. How many tones of greenhouse gas did you just purchase? How far did your garment travel to get to you?
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