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.
Online shopping has become the easiest and most convenient way to find and purchase your favourite products. From random electronic gadgets, to garments, furniture, food, essentials, household supplies, and basically anything you can think of.
However, this convenience and ease comes at a cost: carbon emissions, unnecessary waste and lots and lots of plastic. There is extended evidence on the negative impacts that online shopping has on the environment. However, buying in-store has its own impacts as well. You’ve probably already asked yourself; what has a higher impact on the environment, online shopping or in-store shopping?