Ditch the fast fashion
- Commit to the 30-wear pledge, and before you buy something, ask yourself: ‘Will I wear it a minimum of 30 times?’”.
- The average person owns 115 items of clothing, and nearly a third of these clothes haven’t been worn within the past year.
- It is easy to forget that when we buy polyester clothes, we’re wearing oil based fossil fuels which leads to more emissions.
- Making one polyester shirt generates emissions of 5.5kg, compared to just 2.1kg for a cotton shirt – although a brand new cotton shirt can also have a huge impact in terms of water and pesticide use.
- The solution is to buy second hand, buy from sustainable sources and buy less! See here for some online tips.
- If your business provides uniforms for staff, ask that they return it when they leave and be proud to pass on second hand uniforms to new staff.