Today, we present to you:
In the last blog Jackie talked about how fast fashion is turning our earth into a wasteland (that of course among the many other pollutant and waste contributors).
Today I want to talk to you about some fun sustainable solutions to this problem.
First question to think about is:
That question is a tough one. The fashion industry has 52 seasons! Where most people think there is just fall, winter, spring, and summer, the fashion industry has disillusioned us into thinking there is a need for fashion to fit all of these made up micro seasons.
So again I ask, how much clothes do you really need? If you were to look in your closet right now how much clothes would you actually decide you need? What would you throw out?
That brings me to my next question.
Sure donating it to your local goodwill or salvation army seems like a good idea. Have you ever thought about what happens to it after they decide the clothes cannot be resold?
Here’s a visual:
Here’s an excerpt from rubiconlocal.com:
When is the last time you gave clothes to your friend? How many clothing swaps have you gone to? When is the last time you bought used clothes from Plato’s Closet or any other consignment store?
As a community we all need to be working to eliminate the waste that just keeps piling up. There are so many great community leaders that are hosting swaps and clothing trades to get people on board with reusing clothes instead of sending them off to other countries to deal with.
I encourage you today to look at your closet. Think about what you have. Think about what you actually need to get through the week. Start encouraging your friends to borrow stuff (yep I said it, let your friends borrow stuff!) Let’s bring community back by coming together to share with each other.
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Lore and Lotus curates handmade global artifacts: jewelry & home décor from sustainable sources. Our products are all handpicked by Founder, Jackie, and are either made new by eco-conscious, ethical artisans, or are one-of-a-kind market finds. Everything has a story. #whatsyourlore