5. Take it slow
It takes about 2,700 litres of water just to make one t-shirt.6 A lot of energy and resource goes into fuelling a fast-fashion culture. But you can make a difference by opting for pre-loved garments or even renting clothes.
Take the advice of Inês Fressynet – a slow-fashion advocate and sustainable lifestyle writer:
“Reduce the number of newly-produced clothes you bring into your wardrobe by buying garments from charity shops or borrowing children's clothes from parents with older children.”
It’s not just fashion. The environmental costs associated with everyday products, like books and furniture, mean that our carbon footprint for ‘things’ is huge. In a world where things are bought, sold and discarded so quickly, you can make a real difference by buying vintage or pre-owned products.
Why not go for a carbon-neutral Christmas and ask your family and friends to only give gifts that have been pre-owned.
6 Source: The World Counts