Not only does it cost a lot of money, energy and natural resources to manufacture and transport new products, it also costs a great deal to process these products as waste once we're done with them. The more rubbish we put in the ground, the more our landfills release toxic gases and substances that contribute to climate change, can kill plants and animals and contaminate our water supplies.
Take out of your wardrobe anything that is non-clothing and put it in a different storage space. Remove all the out-of-season clothes and pack them away in storage bags. Now the difficult part: Remove any clothing/ shoe or accessory items that
These are some questions I’ve found helpful and I think are good to ask yourself before buying anything new: Do I love it, or am I trying to convince myself I need it? Is the price/sale factoring into my decision?
A wardrobe that will last through time and seasons is the one that includes, good quality basic pieces and perfect fitting items. These pieces will be the foundation on which you will develop your style.
Being frugal and savvy means carefully choose what to buy based on your practical needs and create a freedom that you never thought existed. Having less IS more and here is how it works
Waste is going to be one of the next biggest problems for the fashion and textiles industry. Last year the worldwide consumption of textiles reached about 73 million tonnes and is expected to grow at nearly 4% annually through 2025 (APIC 2014), yet only 20% of textiles are recycled each year around the world (Soex presentation at Textile Exchange conference 2014).
Plastic food containers: can be replaced with glass, porcelain or stainless-steel containers, particularly for hot food or liquids. Research has proven that harmful chemicals in plastic can leach into your food (or liquid) during storage, especially when heated. There is also evidence that some acidic foods can cause leaching even without being heated.