Wardrobe Organising

Shop Your Wardrobe reduce your fashion footprint

We choose clothes to make an impression, feel good and confident, so we can step out into the world and make a difference, but what impact do our clothes have on the planet?

Did you know those new leather shoes, jeans and t shirt you have had your eye on have used 24 200 litres (6393 gallons) of precious water. +That more water than some people have to survive on each year.

Caring for our clothes by storing them correctly helps to extend the life of the clothes, thus saving water and drawing less energy and resources from our planet. Storing them in an organised fashion helps reduce over consumption, why buy more if we already have what we need and want in our wardrobes?

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Shop your wardrobe reduce your fashion footprint

We hear about a carbon footprint, the amount of carbon our life choices produce and impact it has on the climate, yet how we shop, organise and care for our fashion choices come with its own footprint.

Tights, stockings, sportswear, yoga pants, and other form-fitting types of apparel are often made from nylon and although there are quite a few different types of nylon, most of them are derived from polyamide monomers that are extracted from crude oil, which is also known as petroleum. Continue reading

Eco Friendly Fashion

Baby Steps with a Fashionable Footprint

Fashionable Footprint
With our growing passion for fashion so to does our growing carbon footprint, leaving a mess for the next generation to clean up.

With the global apparel market valued at 3 trillion dollars and accounts for 2 percent of the world’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) we are not talking about loose change. Source Fashion United

Australians are the world’s second largest consumers of textiles, buying an average of 27 kilograms of new clothing and other textiles each year. With more than 500,000 tonnes of textiles and leather end up in landfill each year.

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Fashion Tips

In a Responsible Fashion- How to responsibly donate unwanted clothes and reduce waste to landfill

Not everyone has a massive walk-in robe where clothes can hang all year around. Some have a “floorobe” instead of a wardrobe, where clothes take up most to the floor space. Making it difficult to find what you want, when you want it.

Letting go of unwanted clothes allows us to see what we love to wear and stops that vicious clutter cycle of “I couldn’t find it, so I bought another” or “I forgot I had it, so I brought another”

Having an organised wardrobe will save time, space, money and help to reduce the carbon footprint of what we wear.

Did you know?

6000kg of clothing and textiles go to landfill every 10 minutes in Australia!

Source: www.textilebeat.com/catergory/clothing-waste/

Responsible Disposal

When it comes time to donate unwanted clothes, it is always best to check with your local clothes charity and ask what can and can’t be donated. Continue reading