Once you learn how damaging the fashion industry and specifically the fast fashion movement is, there is no turning back. You suddenly become a conscious consumer, checking where your clothes are coming from and researching on brands that are using environmentally friendly practices. If you are already conscious and doing your research, it’s a fantastic thing to do! However, it’s also normal to get tired of your clothes from time to time, or to have a few broken or worn out garments that you are no longer using.
Once you realise you are only using a third of your closet clothes, you probably start asking you some questions like: “Am I really going to use this piece of clothing again?”, “how much use do I give to this or that?”, “can I fix or upcycle them?”, “do I have enough space for all these clothes even if I don’t use them enough?”. To help you answer some of those questions, we created this article with a few creative ideas on how to give your clothes a second life.
5 tips to reduce waste whilst you travel
Planning a trip can be a laborious process. Making sure you find the right dates that won’t interfere with your work and commitments, organising the route, getting tickets, finding accommodation, booking day trips, packing, saving money, etc. When it comes to living more sustainably and zero-waste, the planning process can be a game-changer in achieving your minimal waste goals. This is why; we want to share with you these six tips that you can use to avoid waste whilst you travel.
Chances are that if you are reading this blog and even visiting our website you care for the environment and you probably want to make as many green choices as you can. However, when we talk about things we can do as individuals to lessen our carbon footprint, sometimes it can feel overwhelming to start. In some instances, we can also feel hopeless and useless to do anything about it when there are so many major problems that seem to require bigger players to act instead of individual actions.
I get it, I also feel disheartened and hopeless sometimes. Our climate crisis is complex and it’s a big problem than won’t be solved overnight. But what I do know is that individual actions lead to collective actions and they not only inspire others around us but most importantly, our consumer decisions and demands force the big players to act and adapt to our greener choices. Otherwise, how can you explain the growing “trend” on avoiding plastics and greener choices at your supermarket?
We have all heard about the negative impacts online shopping has for the environment. Picture all those trucks heading into all different suburbs to deliver your express gadget to your home. In the same way, driving to a store generally involves transport emissions, not to mention a lot of people tend to do several trips for single purchases.