The term ‘sustainability’ refers to any system that is designed to exist in a balanced state. Imagine Earth is a balancing board, and we are the weights. Many products in our day-to-day lives add weight because of the way they are produced; too much impact unbalances and damages our eco-systems.
Did you know that the clothing industry has one of the highest impacts on the planet? This includes the use of pesticides, synthetic fibres, high water usage, and pollution. Being conscious of the effects the clothing industry has on our environment compels us to be more aware of our own shopping habits, and make better sustainable decisions about our clothes. These decisions can be from recycling and reusing, to buying sustainable clothing. If we make some changes in our life, however big or small, our actions will contribute to a global effort to make environmental, social, and ethical improvements to our planet.
- Look out for clothing made from eco-friendly fabrics, such as sustainably grown fibre crops or recycled materials
- Shop for quality, long-lasting products that are durable for their purpose – slow down the need to throw away items
- Recycle or reuse your old well-loved clothes – only 20% of clothing is currently recycled or reused
- Repair your clothes – if you can’t bear to recycle your favourite clothes, why not repair them? You’ll be giving them a whole new lease of life
For every purchase you make a tree will be planted by One Tree Planted somewhere in the world, which will grow to help many generations and species to come.