So, today I’m sporting a Jack Wills skirt that was a hand-me-down from my good friend Ashley and a Big Church Day Out t-shirt (did buy a matching one for my husband, but I don’t think he’ll dare to wear it on the same day as me!)
Apart from trying to get over the fact that I won’t be able to buy the gorgeous red shoes from Ulanka that I’d been wanting for months, my retail therapy needs are fairly low. I’m already trying to look through my wardrobe and finding new ways of loving old clothes.
The inspiration for this crazy venture came from reading an article that the lovely Anne Hathway had posted on social media: http://www.salon.com/2016/05/30/the_consequences_of_disposable_fashion_the_year_i_quit_shopping_to_help_the_environment/?source=newsletter
It speaks of: a generation of people who can spend endless amounts of money on clothes because a shirt can often ‘cost less than your breakfast’; that 1,800 litres of water is used to grow enough cotton to make a pair of jeans and; a million tons of clothes are thrown away every year.
If we are to be people who are serious about taking care of our planet we need to stop being compulsive consumerists, we need to stop buying into disposable fashion.
I know that I don’t know everything about this subject yet, but I hope that this will be an educational mission as well as a freeing one!