The rise of fast fashion has meant that shoppers buy the latest trends as soon as possible, then ditch and donate these styles as soon as they’re no longer desirable – or out of fashion. According to Oxfam, donations to its stores increased by 2% in 2017 alone.
Scroll further for my top 10 tips to remember when buying secondhand clothing.
… More Top Tips for Buying Pre-Loved Clothing
Buying clothes is something that we all do but have you ever thought about what conditions allow us to acquire new clothing at such cheap prices? This is a typical characteristic of a fast fashion piece. Read more about what fast fashion is in our article here. Here are eight documentaries that explore the state … More Eight Eye-Opening Documentaries about the Fashion Industry
If you have not made the switch from Google to Ecosia, make it now! What is Ecosia? An online search engine A social enterprise started in late 2009, based in Berlin, Germany The first German B Corp Why Use Ecosia? 80% of their profits are donated to non-profit organisations focused … More Ecosia- The Search Engine that Plants Trees
What is BATOKO? Founded back in 2012, BATOKO is an independent, sustainable swimwear brand based in the North West Coast of England, UK. Their pieces are made from recycled plastic! Why We Love BATOKO: Made from post-consumer and industrial plastic, certified by Global Recycled Standard (GRS) 85% polyester, 15% … More BATOKO’s Sustainable Swimwear
‘Manufacturers will be obliged to make appliances more easily repairable and longer-lasting as a result following a decision by national representatives,’ says the European Environment Bureau.
European Environment Ministers have put together a series of rules which intend to force manufacturers to make goods that last longer and are easier to mend. … More Why We Should Celebrate the EU’s Right To Repair
After spending the past few weeks in Trinidad and Tobago, I thought I should share some of its’ diverse cuisine with you all.
The majority of the dishes do not typically have meat but are widely eaten despite their ‘vegetarian’ status around the country because they are just that delicious. … More Six Must Try Foods When in Trinidad & Tobago
Farmers’ Markets are markets where you can buy fruit, vegetables, cheeses, meats, yogurts, juices directly from the farmer themselves, rather than through a retailer. Most importantly, farmers are the ones who grow the nutritious food on our plates and for that we owe them the respect and praise that they deserve. Before buying from them, it is always a good idea to ask a few questions first.
… More Eight Questions to Ask At the Farmers’ Market
When it comes to choosing a Christmas tree, it can be confusing especially when you want to chose the most environmentally friendly option.
This is divided into five sections:
An Artificial Tree?
What About Living Trees?
Alternative Living trees
Alternative Christmas Trees … More Guide to Choosing a Sustainable Christmas Tree
Whether you wear your clothing to express your culture, identity or personality, the pieces you wear are works of art on your bodies. That being said, a piece of clothing cannot be beautiful if the garment worker who sewed it together was not being paid a fair wage, was underage or if the dyes used pollute our waterways. There are so many aspects of the fast fashion industry that are unsustainable and unethical, which enables them to produce their garments at such a quick rate.
Here are five tips to help you have a more sustainable wardrobe.
… More Seven Steps To Building a More Sustainable Wardrobe
The city is adorned with lights, the weather is getting colder and Christmas carols are playing on the radio – meanwhile, children are begging for brand-new toys, parents are mailing cards to people they barely speak to other and sales are on. As you’ve probably guessed where this was going, Christmas is considered the most … More Eight Meaningful Gift Ideas