Fighting Fast Fashion

The Problem

We are living in a culture of constantly changing fashions. However, all of this change in our wardrobes is also changing our environment. As new styles cycle through, approximately 84% of old styles end up in the landfill and cause methane emissions.

Even resale charities like Goodwill are only able to sell about 30% of clothing that is donated. This leaves a huge amount of textile waste that needs to be dealt with.

How you can help

  1. Stop buying fast fashion pieces.

    By supporting local vintage and consignment shops, you can support the resale market and resist that fast fashion industry that is hurting our environment. You can also find more timeless pieces that you will not go out of style.

  2. Mend your clothes.

    By mending your clothes, you can extend the lifespan of clothes that you already love instead of sending them to the landfill.

  3. Swap items that you no longer wear.

    By swapping less used items for items that were previously owned by someone else, you will create a wardrobe of pieces that you will actually wear without wasting resources to make new clothing or putting your old clothing in a landfill.

What we are doing to help

We are co-hosting a clothing swap with The Op Shop on April 20 at The Yards. Join us in fighting fast fashion and keeping clothes out of the landfill!