As Love Island announces it’s partnership with Ebay, this year’s contestants will be wearing pre-loved fashion from a shared wardrobe situated in the new villa. It’s amazing for such a large community to promote such a noble cause so close to our hearts! With over 20% more people shopping second-hand than 2 years ago this is an amazing promotion to draw attention to the wonderful world of second hand clothing.
Fast fashion is a real issue and one that continues to grow. Not only does it have a huge impact on the environment through carbon emissions, waste in large quantities and not to mention the ethical concerns with most of these items made in sweatshops under terrible working conditions.
Buying sustainable will help us further our fight against global warming and hopefully encourage large fast fashion retailers to question their own practice. Our goal this summer is to do better for the environment we will be leaving behind for our children and the generations to come. The change has to start with us! Here are some easy ways you can get involved:
Buying second-hand will not only save money but will also increase the longevity of a single item of clothing. By shopping for re-used products small local business and social enterprise will benefit bringing positive impact on the local community. This is a great way to support not only our planet but the people who live in it too all the while looking fabulous in your new wardrobe.
Your old clothes can also help fight against fast fashion. When you are clearing out try to have two piles; one for clothes that have “life” left in them that can be donated or passed on for re-use and the other that "are past their best" that can be passed on for textile recycling.
Supporting sustainable business is a great way to help reduce your carbon footprint and also to support your own local community. Many pre-loved stores, including Kidzeco, prevent tonnes of waste from ending up in landfill every year while providing support to people in their communities. Remember to check in with your local store if you are unsure as to which items you can donate.
Be sure to share your purchase online for your family and friends to not only see the bargain you have picked but also to highlight sustainable fashion and promote the business you purchased it from.
Let's get on trend on this summer with Love Island and shop sustainable fashion.
You can support our sustainable business online here: Kidzeco, on our Facebook pages (Kidzeco Bathgate, Kidzeco Livingston, Kidzeco in the community) or pop into one of our stores in Livingston or Bathgate. Thank you for your continued and ongoing support!
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