26 Nov '15, 7pm

5 Ways to Be a Responsible Fashion Consumer

Roomful of clothes but nothing to wear? You’re hardly alone. The average U.K. household owns an average of £4,000 worth of clothes, 30 percent of which languishes unworn, according to the Waste & Resources Action Programme . A third of the clothing we buy every year ends up in the landfill, sometimes after just one use . And let’s not forget all the shoes we never wear . With mindless consumerism hitting its peak on Black Friday , it’s time for a new consumer revolution, one characterized less by impulse buys and more by thoughtful purchases. “The fashion industry would have us believe that overconsumption is something to be proud of, marking our success one haul at a time,” Greenpeace says in its latest campaign. “But putting aside barely worn clothing and bringing home bags of new outfits fuels a toxic supply chain and stuffs landfills with impulse buys.”

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