Top Tips for Buying Pre-Loved Clothing

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.

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Eight Eye-Opening Documentaries about the Fashion Industry

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

Why We Should Celebrate the EU’s Right To Repair

‘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

Eight Questions to Ask At the Farmers’ Market

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.
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Seven Steps To Building a More Sustainable Wardrobe

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.

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