Sustainable Living

Previously loved: Shoppers flock to second-hand luxury fashion | Al Jazeera

The jump in second-hand luxury sales could be attributed to consumers leaning towards sustainability in a time of crisis. Covid-19 has made most shoppers cost-conscious this holiday season, but those with cash to burn are still finding ways to splurge. As retail sales in general suffer, luxury fashion—the previously owned kind—is flying off the shelves. Peer-to-peer online luxury …

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(Re)defining sustainability: Repair, Recycle, Reuse and Reduce

London – Once seen as a niche part of the fashion industry, being eco-conscious has rapidly become one of the hottest ‘topics’ of our time. From luxury fashion houses to fast-fashion retailers, and everything in between – more and more fashion companies are responding to mounting consumer interest and ‘going green.’ However, in spite of …

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Depop drama and tiny tennis skirts: the hidden problems with ‘sustainable’ fashion – Cherwell

There has never before been a time where alternatives to fast fashion have been so prevalent in debates about climate change and sustainability. Terrifying facts such as 87% of textiles going to landfill, micro-plastics flowing into oceans and the uncovering of hugely unethical practices by big fashion employers are changing people’s perceptions about the fashion …

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China has millions of tons of discarded clothing

China has millions of tons of discarded clothing no one wants | SCMP

‘When people see second-hand clothes, they think poverty’: China has millions of tons of discarded clothing no one wants. China’s love for fast fashion sees 26 million tonnes of clothes and footwear thrown away every year, less than one per cent of which is reused or recycled. Only charities in China can sell used clothing, …

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Even Anna Wintour thinks the fashion industry needs to slow TF down | Dazed

The Vogue editor was the latest guest on Naomi Campbell’s YouTube show No Filter. Last night, another instalment of Naomi Campbell’s YouTube series No Filter landed on our screens. First launching earlier this month, so far the show has seen Campbell catching up with a number of names likely found in her little black fashion book, …

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You Might Be Buying Trash on Amazon: Literally – Wall Street Journal

Just about anyone can open a store on Amazon.com and sell just about anything. Just ask the dumpster divers. These are among the dedicated cadre of sellers on Amazon who say they sort through other people’s rejects, including directly from the trash, clean them up and list them on Amazon.com Inc.’s platform. Many post their …

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Is The Growth Of Resale Really Linked To Sustainability

Is The Growth Of Resale Really Linked To Sustainability? | British Vogue

Disruption has been fashion’s buzzword of choice in recent years, but are you familiar with the new wave of “resale disruptors”? In the last six months, the global fashion search engine Lyst has seen traffic to luxury resale products increase by 447 percent. 44 million women shopped second-hand in 2017 in comparison to 35 million …

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Fast fashion will only slow down if consumers shop consciously | dailytitan.com

Take a step into a closet and reach for a random clothing item. Chances are the garment was produced in a foreign country — China, India, Vietnam as it may be. Globalization has plagued the fashion industry and with it the new concept of fast fashion has become mainstream. However, the environmental dangers and social …

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Slow fashion brands work to put the brakes on disposable fast fashion – Los Angeles Times

Fast fashion is getting its comeuppance with a surge of interest in its opposite, slow fashion. Fast fashion is the promotion of high-volume, low-quality, super-trendy clothes meant to be purchased and worn just a few times, while the cycle quickly repeats. In contrast, the slow fashion ethos reacts against all things quickly and cheaply produced, …

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