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  2. 💰 R E S E L L 💰 YOUR OLD, UNWANTED ITEMS Our last tip for making your fashion more sustainable is RESELL 💵 If you have old, unwanted items cluttering up your wardrobe, but don't want to throw them out, why not try reselling them? Reselling old items today is so simple, with a click of a button you can have your old clothes gone to a new home and some extra cash for yourself! Extending the lifespan of clothing items is a huge step forward in becoming more sustainable, making a big difference to the impact on the environment 🌍 Try this or one of our previous tips to lower your
  3. 🔧 R E P A I R 🔧 When things break today, it has become a habit of many to throw them out 🗑️ However, this has not always been the first choice. For generations, repairing broken items, even clothes, was the norm. Changing fashion trends has killed this creative action... But we can bring it back! ✂️🧣 Stitching a hole in a jumper can take 10 minutes (with a YouTube tutorial, probably even quicker!!), yet adds up to 2 years to the lifespan of the item. Saving your favourite sweater AND reducing your carbon footprint? Seems like a no brainer to me 🌟🌍 Also be on the look out for
  4. ♻️ R E C Y C L E ♻️ When you think of the word recycle, plastic bottles and aluminium cans by come to mind... But have you thought about recycling fashion? Following our previous tips, many people may be planning a few hours to declutter and REDUCE their wardrobe size this weekend - that' great! 🌟 We must make sure we do this is the best way possible. To prevent any more clothing items ending up in landfill, you can always recycle your gear👗 Why not help the less fortunate AND reduce your carbon footprint by donating your unwanted items to local charities? Or you could reach out
  5. 👗 R E W E A R 👕 ...YOUR OUTFITS Another way to make your fashion decisions more sustainable is by rewearing your outfits.... Who knew it was so easy to make a difference?? ⁉️ To other generations, rewearing outfits was the norm. However, as fast fashion is driven by changing trends, young people face more pressure to have the newest outfits, with many not daring to be caught in the same thing twice. This mindset is incredibly harmful on the environment, with the life span of clothing items decreasing at an alarming rate🚨 So why not be bold and rewear that outfit your friends hav
  6. ⬇️ R E D U C E ⬇️ YOUR CONSUMPTION 🛍️ Kicking off our 'how to make your fashion more sustainable' section, we have REDUCE. Reducing the amount of clothes you own and buy is a very effective way to decrease the impacts you have on the environment, ultimately decreasing the amount of clothes that may end up in a landfill. Do you find yourself always picking soemthing up when you pop into town? Or having a wardrobe that is busting at the edges, but only seem to wear the same 4 outfits? It could be time for you to reduce the amount of clothes you *think* you need! Try challenging
  7. For those who have been following our #sustainablefashion campaign over the last few weeks, you may now be considering trying to be more sustainable in your own fashion choices. Many think sustainability and fashionable simply cannot go together, but this week we are going to show you that sustainable is the new black 💅🌿 And it's super easy to achieve! Small changes if your everyday life can make a huge difference and help make your wardrobe more sustainable👜 Follow along as we take you on a journey to sustainability through the 5 R's of Fashion: REDUCE REWEAR RECYCLE REPAIR
  8. "It takes 132 million tonnes of coal to produce 60 billion kilograms of textiles" (Textile World). If the fashion industry doesn’t change the way it currently operates, it is on track to increase its contribution to global emissions by 50 per cent by 2030. The Carbon Trust reports that clothing accounts for around 3% of globally produced carbon emissions. By 2030, on current trends, emissions from production are set to rise 60 per cent, reaching an estimated 2.8 billion tonnes of CO23. The use of freight transport by the fashion industry is set to triple by 2040.
  9. With the continually increasing textiles demand and population growth, the fashion industry’s carbon footprint will only continue to increase. The sector’s emissions are predicted to rise by more than 60% by 2030, if steps towards a sustainable fashion industry fails to happen now. Setting an industry-wide renewable energy target at 60% by 2030 would encourage a 39% reduction of emissions, this can be infiltrated within the fashion industry worldwide. Hard coal and natural gas are heavily relied on in the textiles industry to generate electricity and heat for processing. Dominant ma
  10. Who knew clothes were so energy intensive? Yet, surely it's inevitable as one of the biggest industries worldwide? How exactly does fashion contribute towards a carbon footprint? As clothes are manufactured, they need to be transported globally to retailers and consumers; widespread transportation of clothes and textiles therefore leads to increased pollution. Top facts about the fashion industry's impact on the environment Only 1/4 of all waste textiles in the west are reclaimed, the remainder goes to landfill, where they contribute to methane emissions t
  11. The United Nations has formed the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The 17 sustainable development goals represent an urgent call for action by all countries - developed and developing - in a global partnership. The fashion Industry covers many of those 17 goals. SDG 1: No Poverty Workers are compelled to work extremely long hours in order to support themselves and their families. Employment conditions are rife, with temporary contracts, agency work and sub-contracting the norm. This reflects back to the Rana Plaza disaster when workers were left with minima
  12. Bangladesh, 2013 In 2013, disaster struck after an eight-storey building located in Bangladesh collapsed and killed over 1000 garment workers. Reports of cracks and erosion had been made only hours before however due to pressures of short production rates and the worry of losing their jobs or even abused, the workers were forced to continue to work. The disaster has brought worldwide attention in order to provide justice for the fallen and injured victims. It has also caused many to ask the question of how garment workers are treated and how factories are monitored. 1134
  13. This is such an important topic - especially as Greta Thunberg was discussing the detrimental impacts of fast fashion in Vogue last week! https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-58145465
  14. Its potential to lead is crucial as the fashion industry links to many other industries around the world, unfortunately valuing profit over people and efficiency over care. Fashion causes vast consequences to our land, air and sea whilst also equating to various societal issues including poverty and forced labour; even as far as sexual abuse. Fashion can be extremely complex due to what ties it all together and that is the supply chain. Unfortunately, fashion supply chains lack a huge amount of transparency making it hard to trace back and pinpoint specific people, comp
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    Best-practice textiles for a positive and sustainable future in Fashion. Due to restrictions, this event will be held live. https://www.futurefabricsvirtualexpo.com

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