We are so glad we gathered an interested group of people last Saturday who love fashion but are also concerned about the impact fast fashion has on the environment.
In the beginning, the project officer Lindsey introduced how fast fashion has a negative impact on Climate Change. The data shows 1 kg of cotton is created using an average of 10,000 – 20,000 litres of water. clothing waste makes up for a carbon footprint of 26.2 million in 2016. Clothing has the 4th largest environmental impact after housing, transport and food. That means that fast fashion is not a sustainable way of providing us with everyday clothes.
We were happy to have Wendy from Revolve Recycle to give a speech, talking about clothes recycling and how swapping clothes can work in our daily life.
After talking and fruitful discussions, it was exciting to have a look at our small clothes swap shop during a short break. To estimate our carbon savings, we measured the weight of each item of clothing when giving it away to people for free.
In the end, we gave some tips for caring for clothes properly.
We also showed some examples of clothes upcycling. You can even turn your old T-shirt into a light and convenient shopping bag.