The complex truth behind your purchase

  Everything you buy has a story. Someone designed it, someone made it, someone sold it, someone dismantled it or buried it. The truth is that many of the products sold in the West, consumed like it has no value, has left an environmental stain on its original birthplace. Manufacturing Indonesia Let’s take clothing. H&M, …

How long do you keep your clothes?

“The average lifetime for a garment of clothing is estimated as ~2.2 years in the UK.” www.wrap.org.uk As part of Oxfam’s Secondhand September, I’m looking into how it is possible to cut our fashion waste Is this true for you? How do you decide that a clothing item has had its day? – is it …

Secondhand September

According to Oxfam, 13 million pieces of clothing is sent to landfill every year.¬†And that’s JUST the UK. How can we reduce our fashion footprint? For starters, we can: – wear what we have – fix what we have – do clothes swaps with friends – buy second-hand clothing. Over the next few days, I’ll …