Hello guys, welcome back to my blog~
It’s been a long time since my last post. Don’t worry, I’m totally fine, and I also hope you are too. In this post, I would like to share my activity during this pandemic. Believe it or not, I mostly spend my time learning languages, business, and fashion sustainability. Honestly, I’ve been interested in exploring sustainability issues since 2019, when I campaigned about plastic waste and during PIMFW 2019. From that moment, I realised that I had bought many clothes at the beginning of my career as a fashion influencer. Obviously, it is not sustainable, and I totally regretted that.
For your information, fashion is only second to oil to be the most polluting industry in the world. According to the data published by the United Nations Environment Programme and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation:
Every year the fashion industry consumes 93 billion cubic meters of water, which equates to water consumption for five million people
Not only that, the fashion industry also contributes to 10% of annual global carbon footprints, which is more than all international flights and maritime shipping combined.
In addition, the fashion industry is also responsible for half a million tons of plastic microfibers, which equals 50 billion plastic bottles. The bad news is this type of waste is really hard to be extracted and can spread throughout food chain.
The fashion industry also produces 20% of wastewater worldwide that comes from fabric dyeing and treatment.
Is it surprising? Honestly, fashion is not only for fashionistas. Don’t forget the fact that every people wears fashion as their basic needs. Brands create new collections due to demand, which initially comes from consumers. Therefore, in order to save our planet, everyone should reduce, reuse, and recycle fashion wastes and wear only sustainable fashion. I know it’s hard especially if you don’t have many options. However, we still can make a difference by doing a simple thing and it starts from today. So, in this post, I would like to share few tips on how you can support fashion sustainability according to my personal experience:
Invest in clothing that you will wear for a very long time. Black, white and neutral colours will be perfect choices as they blend easily with other items of clothing and accessories.
Buy for quality, not quantity. Indeed, It will be wonderful to have a wardrobe full of a variety of clothing. But, it also means that you have created more fashion wastes, which is not sustainable. Instead, you can save your money by only buying high-quality fashion items that are more durable.
Check the tag or read the product information before you buy. It is beneficial to determine whether the items are sustainable or not. You have to avoid wearing polyester or nylon. Alternatively, you can buy clothing made from organic cotton or organic linen.
Donate your unwanted clothes. While supporting fashion sustainability through reuse, you can also contribute to those in need.
Resale your preloved items. Have you considered the secondhand fashion market? If you have not, you better start to organise them. In fact, the secondhand market is expected to grow more than double the size of fast fashion in 2030.
Okay, guys, here are five tips from me on how to be more sustainable in fashion. I will update this post whenever I think of a new way to support this cause. Through this post, I hope to raise awareness of sustainable fashion and support the movement to save our planet. You can always leave your thoughts down below or sending me some comments or direct messages on my Instagram @IAMHENDRAW
Thank you so much for reading this post, and I’ll see you guys soon 🙂
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