• What your clothing is made of? And does it matter?
  • How your clothing is produced? How is it made?
  • Has fashion become disposable?
  • How many times do you wear your clothes before you discard them?
  • What do you do with your discarded clothes? Do your clothes end up in landfill or do you send your clothes for reuse by others or for regeneration?
  • Do you buy clothes second hand?

Should our fashion be at the expense of people, animals and our planet?

The fashion industry is the second biggest polluter in the world (Ethical Consumer 2019). If we are to care for our world, we need to consider our clothing and our choices in relation to clothing and its impact on our world.

If the clothing industry continues growing, polluting and using fossil fuels it is argued that by 2050 it could account for 25% of the global carbon budget.

If we extend the length of wear on our clothes, then this is just one way we can reduce the carbon impact on our planet.

In September 2019 Oxfam asked consumers to “say no to new clothes for 30 days” you could join them here!

There are many ways you can help your planet through considering your clothes purchasing.

If you have clothes that you no longer wear, consider recycling them using the various clothing banks found around Woodley. The nearest bank is in the car park adjacent to church.

St James Church recycle your good quality used: Clean adults and children’s clothing, soft toys, paired shoes, belts, handbag, scarves and ties, hats, bedding, lingerie, and socks using the “Bag to School.”