It’s Fashion Revolution Week and we thought we'd share some info on how you can get involved in the movement. If you didn't already know, the fashion industry is 2nd leading most polluting industry next to oil and it's also one of the wealthiest grossing nearly 3000 trillion dollars.
Today, leading garment manufactures have gotten a lot shadier and better at covering up their secrets and trendy fashion has become so cheap it appears most people don’t seem to care why or how. Not only is it the workers who make this clothing that are affected by horrible working conditions and bare minimum wages but our shopping addiction also has a huge impact on our planet.
FACT: The average American throws away approximately 80 pounds of used clothing per person per year. Mountains of waste!
So what can we do?
Join The Revolution!
1. Boycott Fast Fashion
Stop buying from retailers and brands that manufacture their products in sweatshops. They sell cheaply made clothing, don't practice proper eco-friendly manufacturing, don't provide their employees safe working conditions and don't pay them even close to a living wage.
You can also take part in calling out fast fashion retails on social media by showing your labels using the hashtag #whomademyclothes.
Alter your clothes or re-purpose them. Learn to sew yourself or make friends with your local tailor and get them on board. At least you can make certain that you won’t be twinsies with anyone.
6. Rent your riches
Jump on board with the sharing culture and rent a piece for your next holiday bash, red carpet event, or even wedding. There are loads of websites online that you can rent beautiful and expensive dresses, jewelry and shoes. All for a fraction of the pricing of buying. Rent the Runway, Bag Borrow or Steal and Stylelend are notable options.
You'll save money, still look fabulous and keep things eco friendly!