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5 eco-friendly fashion choices

The UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) currently running in Glasgow is coming to an end this Friday. The event takes place annually, but this year’s was of extreme relevance because this was the first time the Paris Agreement was revisited and countries needed to show how they met the national targets agreed in 2015. Despite some of the failures seen (like the overall inability to limit global temperature rise to 1.5C) there is some optimism in regards to the commitments already announced. We’re impatiently awaiting the outcome of the two-week event. In the meantime, this is a great opportunity to share a few eco-friendly fashion choices.

Opt for timeless styles that never go out of fashion

Fashion trends are known to define different eras and cultures, but the downside is that items out of fashion normally end in the landfill. A timeless wardrobe will give you versatile pieces that you can pair in many different ways for many years. This is not only a more eco-friendly way to consume fashion, but also a cheaper one as you won’t be buying every latest trend.

Angela Trousers

Choose your fabrics carefully

Natural fibres are expensive, but they’ll decompose quicker than synthetics like polyester. There has been a surge of new environmentally-friendly fabrics like lyocell, which will decompose quicker or be recyclable, but there are mixed views in regards to the impact of the processes to create such fabrics. So, do your research and opt for fabrics that best suit your needs whilst minimising the impact on the environment.

Agnes Waistcoat

Rent or shop second-hand

Remember hand-me-downs? They may have not been a favourite “back in the day”, but things have dramatically changed. With second-hand clothing you’ll most likely end up with a one-of-kind piece. Alternatively, if you’re looking for something to wear for an occasion only, why not renting? It will give many other people the opportunity to wear one item multiple times, rather than different people buying multiple items to wear once. Our Sandra Dress is available in the app!!

By Rotation Official

Upcycled fashion

Several brands are opting to re-use surplus textiles and waste clothing to create new items. The beauty of upcycling is that it’s unlikely there will be two similar items. So, again, you end up with a one-of-a-kind item whilst ensuring “waste” material goes to waste (pun intended).

Fashion (Re)served Upcycled Boho Bags

Reduce single use items

You may remember some news in 2018 around wet wipes causing sewage blockages. Labour MP Fleur Anderson announced she is proposing a new law to simply ban wet wipes containing plastic. This will obviously take time, but this is an easy one for us to influence, by simply not flushing them, or simply not buying them at all! Soak some fabric wipes in soap and water (or a liquid solution for the intended purpose) and wash them afterwards. These will last longer and end up being cheaper alternative to single use disposable wipes.

Fabric wipes

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