According to Greenpeace "Global emissions from textile production annually are more than the carbon footprint of international flights and shipping combined." (2019). Making changes to how we produce, buy, use and discard our clothing is without doubt fundamental to our global battle to reduce emissions and protect the environment. If you're on the cusp of making changes towards a more sustainable wardrobe, here's our rundown of five simple things you can do to achieve it in 2024.
The Style Challenge is back by popular demand! Use our daily style cues to create new outfits from what you already have in the wardrobe, or use some preloved treasures. Use our planner as a daily inspiration to help you create and share your new outfits!
According to ThreadUp, in 2019 70% of people asked said they would consider buying something preloved compared to only 45% in 2015. This year eBay sponsored Love Island, and even the Kardashians were seen sporting preloved finds. Was 2022 the year that secondhand shopping finally became cool?
We've all got that one friend who turns up looking fantastic, and they say something like, "What this designer coat? Oh I picked it up in a charity shop for a couple of pounds." So, what's the secret? How is it possible to find amazing preloved clothes and where do you go to find them? In this extract from my book In the Jumble, we explore a few of my favourite places to go treasure hunting.