FASHION AND TEXTILES

What you need to know to adopt a more ethical and responsible fashion

It’s no secret that the textile industry is currently the second most polluting industry, right behind air and sea transport. From the extraction of raw materials needed for production to the landfill, 1.2 billion tonnes of CO2 are released into the atmosphere.

We use this industry’s products every day, so it’s important for us to take responsibility for our choices and examine existing alternatives to combat the pollution caused by this industry.

The first obvious solution would be to simply reduce our consumption of textiles. And there are many ways we can do this. We can start by RETHINKING our needs, REFUSING unnecessary purchases and REUSING our textile materials as much as possible. Donating, exchanging or renting clothes are some possible options to achieve this. There is also a network of businesses worth discovering that specializes in these types of services. Thrift stores, exchange and donation centres, waste sorting and recovery centres (social economy enterprises that add value to these materials) and repair shops can help us considerably reduce our textile waste.

The second solution is RESISTING fast fashion and consuming more sustainable products designed according to eco-friendly principles, for example clothes made from ethical and natural fibres.

To help you make more sustainable choices, we invite you to discover the Fashion and Textiles articles in the Zero Waste Tips toolbox.

Changing our habits begins with a better understanding of the issues that concern us and the positive impact our consumption choices can have on the environment. So, stay up to date and reduce all year long.


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