Sustainable Fashion

Sustainable Fashion

10·05·21
Rather than always buying new, we can now shop online for second-hand fashion with merely a few clicks. And a whole range of online thrift stores, appealing to almost any style and taste, has cropped up to help us beat fast fashion ills.
BY Jennifer Okafor ·
09·05·21
If you think cheap deals are great, there is something even better. It's called a clothing swap. A clothing swap brings people together to exchange their valuable but no longer-in-use clothes. These people could be total strangers or a group of friends. It is a fun way to declutter and revamp your closet. You get […]
BY Jennifer Okafor ·
08·05·21
The fashion industry is responsible for 8% of carbon emissions. This happens because supply chains pump loads of water to irrigate cotton plantations, use oil-based pesticides, and other methods that increase pollution. All of this happens because of the overproduction by the world of fast fashion.  Most successful fast fashion brands use influencers and other […]
BY Jennifer Okafor ·
05·05·21
Fast fashion lovers all over the world get their cheap “fix” at high costs to the planet and garment workers in low-cost countries. And many are not aware that the weekly trends they indulge in have such negative consequences. The fast fashion industry has issues of unethical sourcing, human rights violations, and improper waste disposal. […]
BY Jennifer Okafor ·
19·02·21
Creating a sustainable closet is a response to the world’s collective discussion surrounding the fashion industry’s practices. Fast fashion brands capitalise on consumers’ constant want for the latest, trendy clothes. This further leads to the use of production processes that are harmful and unethical.
BY Jennifer Okafor ·
10·01·21
Ever found an outfit you wanted, waited a week or two to make your purchase only to find the next latest and greatest on-trend piece already here? And it left you wondering if fashion trends could really change that quickly. That is fast fashion for you. Fashion produced in weeks rather than seasonally for affordable prices has become a big part of this global industry. So what exactly is fast fashion, and why does it have consequences for people and the environment?
31·10·20
Do you thrift? You do if you’ve ever been to a store that sells previously owned goods like clothes, electronics, furniture, books, or music. You do if you’ve ever used an online used goods site like eBay, Etsy, or Craigslist. Ever shop at a consignment store? That’s thrifting. You can even call yourself a “thrifter” if you’ve donated items to an outreach organization like Goodwill. To get the most out of the thrift experience, it’s good to step back and take a look at the whole thrifting world: the concept, what they offer, how they offer it, and what impact it can have on us and our world. Some surprises are in store as we take a close look at the benefits of thrift shopping.
31·10·20
Finding stores full of worthwhile second-hand fashion has become the go-to for obtaining all manner of merchandise at a price you can afford. There is even a new hip name for shopping at the bargain store: “thrifting.” If you go thrifting, you’re a thrifter. However, to get the most out of thrifting, there are some basic guidelines you’ll want to know about how to shop for thrift clothing finds. Here are our top tips to make the most of your thrifting endeavors. 
27·09·20
Starting an online thrift store is a great idea, whether you’re doing it for charity or looking to build a new income stream. A thrift store is a low-cost, low-entry business that anyone can grow from the comfort of their home. If you’re wondering how to start an online thrift store, this article will cover a 6-step starting guide teaching you everything you need to launch your store. 
20·09·20
Fashion also has a reputation for being controversial and confrontational. This is borne out these days by a struggle between two different elements of the clothing industry: “fast fashion” and “fashion resale.” What are these two forces of fashion, and should the average person—who seldom watches fashion shows—really care?
BY Jennifer Okafor ·
16·09·20
The slow fashion movement is a much-needed response to the growing fast fashion industry and its resulting environmental damage. If you’re asking “what is slow fashion?”, here’s a detailed breakdown of the slow fashion concept and what it means to the fashion industry.
BY Jennifer Okafor ·
10·09·20
Clothing and accessories are significant contributors to clutter. People hoard clothing they no longer wear for various reasons. A report by WRAP says that consumers in the UK have about £30 billion worth of clothes they have not worn for the past year. By learning how to minimise your wardrobe, you can manage your space better, and rid yourself of the mental and physical clutter that comes with having too much stuff.
BY Jennifer Okafor ·
05·09·20
Stakeholders in the fashion industry, from consumers to manufacturers, are beginning to realize the impact of our fashion choices, especially in our environment and various economies. Here we take a look at the introduction of circular fashion practices and initiatives whilst answering the questions “what is circular fashion?”. And more importantly, can it help?
15·07·20
You may see her at a thrift store—Jane Fonda, that beautiful, famous Oscar-winning actress and activist in her 80s who recently announced she is never buying any new clothes again. She obviously heard the word about sustainability, that around the world we are creating more clothes than we need. When we purchase second-hand clothes, or […]
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