5 Ways to Fade Fast Fashion
1. Shop at charity storesYears of mass production and copycat trending have brought into light new public appreciation for individuality. Hit your local second hand store to discover unique finds that suit your style. You will be surprised by what treasures you find between the hangers, whether faux fur or designer brands are your thing. Needless to say, all proceeds go towards charity.2. Organise a clothes swapGive Tupperware parties the flick. Instead, collate all your unwanted clothes, get a group of your friends together and… swap! If you happen to mingle with hording types, jump online and check out if there are any clothes swaps happening near you. 3. Rotate your wardrobeHow many times have you said ‘I have nothing to wear!’ as you stare at a full wardrobe full of clothes? Combat this delusion by packing away non-seasonal or past trending clothes. When it comes around to summer you will unpack that cute floral dress and be pleasantly surprised by its charm! 4. Invest in qualityTake time to find out where your clothes are made and what your money is going towards. Aim to buy locally or from brands that ethically source their materials. This way you are supporting a respectable company as well as buying items that will last. Check out Everlane and Honest by. 5. Challenge your clothesHow many different ways can you wear that dress? Try dressing up with accessories and heels, or down with sweaters and sandals rather than buying two separate dresses. Putting this idea into full force is the Uniform Project where one girl pledged to wear one LBD everyday for a year to raise funds towards education for Indian children living in slums. Check out the 365 ways Sheena Matheiken mixed up a plain black dress: www.theuniformproject.com
(Photo credit: Reinfried Marass)

5 Ways to Fade Fast Fashion

1. Shop at charity stores
Years of mass production and copycat trending have brought into light new public appreciation for individuality. Hit your local second hand store to discover unique finds that suit your style. You will be surprised by what treasures you find between the hangers, whether faux fur or designer brands are your thing. Needless to say, all proceeds go towards charity.

2. Organise a clothes swap
Give Tupperware parties the flick. Instead, collate all your unwanted clothes, get a group of your friends together and… swap! If you happen to mingle with hording types, jump online and check out if there are any clothes swaps happening near you.

3. Rotate your wardrobe
How many times have you said ‘I have nothing to wear!’ as you stare at a full wardrobe full of clothes? Combat this delusion by packing away non-seasonal or past trending clothes. When it comes around to summer you will unpack that cute floral dress and be pleasantly surprised by its charm!

4. Invest in quality
Take time to find out where your clothes are made and what your money is going towards. Aim to buy locally or from brands that ethically source their materials. This way you are supporting a respectable company as well as buying items that will last. Check out Everlane and Honest by.

5. Challenge your clothes
How many different ways can you wear that dress? Try dressing up with accessories and heels, or down with sweaters and sandals rather than buying two separate dresses. Putting this idea into full force is the Uniform Project where one girl pledged to wear one LBD everyday for a year to raise funds towards education for Indian children living in slums. Check out the 365 ways Sheena Matheiken mixed up a plain black dress: www.theuniformproject.com

(Photo credit: Reinfried Marass)

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    Don’t buy into fast fashion! If your workers weren’t paid a fair wage for their work, don’t support them!
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