Fashion, like any consumer product, has an environmental cost, and some of it, the so-called “fast fashion,” comes at a higher cost to us in the long term.
Take the manufacture of fabric, for example. According to the World Wildlife Fund, cotton growing and manufacturing comes with some serious environmental damage. The production of a single cotton t-shirt or pair of jeans requires 20,000 litres of water. Fertilizers and pesticides are also used in cotton farming, which lead to pollution and water contamination.
We are big fans of the plastic-free movement (obv). Have you heard about Plastic Free July? This international movement encourages people to be more aware of the plastic in their daily lives and the impact that single-use plastics have on the environment.
Of course, there’s an added benefit of swapping single use items for reusable ones: a savings of cost, time, and energy. If you’d like to reduce plastic at home, we have some ideas for you!