Wear What You Have: A Fight Against Fast Fashion*

The way we make any type of purchase has changed over the last ten years, whether that is doing all of your food shopping online or being able to get something delivered the very same day! This may seem extremely convenient, and of course, it is to an extent, but it also important to consider the negative effects it can bring.

I might be showing my age now, but when I was younger, the only way you could really purchase new clothes, was by going to a real-life shop; crazy right? Today, you can spend hours browsing your favourite clothing app with them enticing you to make a purchase through cheeky online deals or flash sales.

Fast fashion is everywhere, and it can be incredibly hard to avoid these types of online stores, especially if you don’t have a lot of income. However, I know so many people out there who make multiple online clothing purchases in a week, and I don’t understand how people need to buy so many new outfits for no reason. I’m not saying I am a saint, as I sometimes treat myself when payday comes around, but this is something I would ideally like to stop. It seems that people are scared to re-wear outfits and want to get something brand new for any occasion.

The point of this blog post is to try and bring a little bit more awareness to the fast fashion industry, and for people to really stop and have a little think before they click that check out button.

With a new season arriving, there is no doubt that people will be looking for the latest autumn fashion and stocking up on some ‘essentials’, but why not see what is hiding in the back of your wardrobe before browsing? I usually do a big wardrobe clear-out once a year, and I sometimes come across items of unworn clothing still with labels on!

Did you know that the value of unused clothing has been estimated at around £30 billion pounds? How many of the clothes sitting in your wardrobe do you actually wear? I know I’m guilty of this…

I am working with Recycle Devon to help make people aware and try and help fight against fast fashion. By making a pledge, you can have the chance to win one of 10 Duronic Fabric De-Bobblers. Which pledge will you choose?

Wear it –  Will you pledge to save money and use these inspiring ways to create a fresh look from clothes that you already have?

Repair it – Will you pledge to keep your clothes looking great for longer?

Donate it– Will you pledge to swap, donate or even sell your clothes?

Repurpose it – Will you pledge to make reusable kitchen roll, make-up wipes and much more from unwanted clothing and fabric?

To be in the chance of winning, just visit the Recycle Devon website here. Now is the perfect time to get your wardrobe in order, and do a little bit of good along the way; I know I will!

Disclaimer: This post is a collaboration where money or goods were exchanged for it to be published; however, all opinions are my own

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