Over the past five decades, 60 per cent of all life on Earth has been wiped out. As global temperatures rise and CO2 emission targets set by the government to avert global climate change continue to be missed, it is now more impossible than ever to ignore that if we want to save our planet, drastic action needs to be taken to improve the impact we are having on it.
With veganism and the banning of single-use plastics on the up-rise, the conversation around ways to reduce our negative impact on the planet has definitely improved. But there is still a long way to go. Reports show that one of the biggest killers for the environment is fast fashion. This is the current phenomenon of online clothing stores that focus on speed and low costs in order to push out new clothing collections inspired by celebrity styles and catwalk looks, but for a fraction of the price. Then, when the next new style emerges and you are bored of your previous purchases, or they have worn thin from only a few uses – who cares? There’s a new collection out for just as cheap as before!
But this is not sustainable and is having a damning effect on the planet. So how can we work to make our wardrobes and our spending habits more sustainable?
By Lily Cannon