Time for a wardrobe clear-out! Donating clothes you no longer wear to the charity shop is a double win - one for the environment and one for the charity.
What difference does it make?
The fashion industry causes about 10% of global carbon emissions, and nearly 20% of wastewater - more than planes and ships combined. Buying and selling/donating secondhand is one of the best things we can do for the planet.
What do you need?
- Good quality clothes and accessories you no longer wear
Step by step
Get all the clothes you don't wear any more and have been sitting in the cupboard. Ask every everyone to contribute a few items - clothes the kids have grown out of, clothes that don't fit any more - time to say goodbye!
Pop them all in a bag and take them to a local charity shop. Hand the bag over and feel good.
Don't forget to take a photo so you can score your goals. Have a browse while you're there.
We found this brilliant article which we think is well worth a read when you have time
Growing cotton uses lots of pesticides and water ... Then processing clothes uses lots of water. Dyes often cause pollution. Then ... if clothes are made of synthetic fibres ... well. that comes from the oil industry... And then the synthetic fibres rub off the clothes and get into the soil and water ... Yup, best to go easy on fashion shopping!
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