It has become known that there is an increased awareness surrounding the lifestyle factors that are linked to pollution, climate change and our planet dying. Social consciousness is not simply a result of reducing your intake of animal products or your usage of plastic, there are many other factors that need attention; one of them being to recognise the damage that our appetite for constant clothing consumption can have on the environment and the future of our planet.
Fact: The fast fashion industry is responsible for producing 20% of global wastewater and emits 1.2 billion tons of CO2 equivalent per year!
GoodOnYou is an app that I have recently discovered and I am shocked that I had never heard of it before. It provides ethical ratings for thousands of fashion brands, giving information for anything from watches to ties and belts. I will admit that it is really hard seeing some of your favourite brands be rated so badly, but it is also great to see new brands with ethical clothing labels. Sustainable fashion is definitely something I am trying to implement as one of my conscious changes and this app makes it a lot easier to know if where you’re buying from supports the environment and their workers. Their tagline is, ‘wear the change you want to see’, and I personally love it!
I discovered this app recently when I was thinking about clearing out my wardrobe. If I’m being completely honest, I’m not really sure what I used to do with my unwanted clothing, it is not until recent years that I began donating them to charity shops. But what if you have some items of clothing or accessories that are too worn or damaged?
The reGAIN App lets you send your unwanted clothing, shoes and accessories at any of their drop off points around the UK FOR FREE! All you need to do is find the one closest to you, get a shipping label or barcode and simply, send your parcel. There are so many drop off points around the UK and not only that, in return you get access to lots of discount codes and coupons! They will recycle all of your
items, and you get rewarded. How amazing is that?
Whilst fast fashion can be cheap and easily accessible, it is so important to recognise the harsh effects that it is having on the environment, as well as the workers. Our cultural attitudes surrounding the fashion that we consume and dispose of, needs to change and using these apps help to make these little changes a bit easier.