The #SustainableIRL Series at Old World New is highlighting a new eco-friendly theme each month of the year. Month 3/March is all about sustainable fashion and thrifting. Here’s the round up of sustainable fashion resources from Old World New, other blogs, and books. Don’t forget to join the Sustainable Living IRL Facebook Group to keep the conversation going.
- “The world now consumes about 80 billion new pieces of clothing every year. This is 400% more than the amount we consumed just two decades ago.” – The True Cost
- “Right now, big brands are part of a system that pays poverty wages. In Bangladesh, for example, in 2018 garment workers were paid as little as 39 cents an hour. In Vietnam, it’s 64 cents per hour. It’s just not enough to live on.” – What She Makes
- “It takes 2,700 liters of water to make one cotton shirt.” That’s “enough water for one person to drink for 2½ years.” – WRI
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SUSTAINABLE FASHION – ARTICLES:
- Thrift Like A Pro
- Fashion Revolution – #WhoMadeMyClothes
- 5 Ways To “Buy Less. Choose Well. Make It Last.”
- Thrift Fashion (& Why You Should Indulge In It)
- Ultimate Guide to Sustainable Clothing Brands for Adults
SUSTAINABLE FASHION – BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS:
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- Wear No Evil: How to Change the World with Your Wardrobe by Greta Eagan
- To Die for: Is Fashion Wearing Out the World? by Lucy Siegle
- The Sustainable Fashion Handbook by Sandy Black
- Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion by Elizabeth L. Cline
- Green is the New Black by Tamsin Blanchard
OTHER SUSTAINABLE FASHION RESOURCES:
- Fashion Revolution is a website and a movement
- melaninASS is a Black Woman owned and centered brand, encouraging and educating the masses about how black people and people of color have been and continue to be a central force in the sustainability movement.
- Aja Barber defines herself as a “writer who loves fashion but fashion at its best is sustainable and inclusive.” Her Instagram Live videos are incredibly informational and insightful. She keeps it real and teaches her audience a great deal about sustainability and inclusivity in fashion.
- The Sustainable Fashion Forum is an annual conference dedicated to celebrating the sustainability community while educating people about it, as well.