This podcast is a must for those of you (like me) who love to buy clothes. I don’t know what I’m going to do when my kids grow up as my wardrobe currently spills into their rooms! Partly because I struggle to ‘rehome’ some of my clothes.
Listening to this however is a real game changer. One of the big things about clothing these days is how accessible and cheap it can be depending on where you shop. $6 t-shirts anyone? But herein lies the problem as it encourages overconsumption and an almost throw away society. If you think about items of clothing in your wardrobe, how many times do you wear them before throwing? And if you do throw, where do they go? The bin (which ends up in landfill), friends, op shops or organisations that can redistribute to people in need?
And an equally important consideration is where it’s made, how it’s made and what materials are used. Conventional cotton that has been grown in pesticides or organic cotton? Given your skin is the largest organ in your body, taking care in what you put on it and what you wear are critical in ensuring optiomal health.
But the good news is that many brands are changing to embrace an ethical and sustainable production lines. There is even an app to help you fidn out who these companies are.
You don’t have to give up good fashion, just be smart about it.