In recent years, a part of the fashion industry has focused its business strategy on the production of clothing that lasts a short time in our wardrobes and invite society to consume more and more. The cheapening of products in stores has caused that the consumer buys every little time and has normalized the culture of disposability.
Years ago, it was normal and natural that a trouser, a shirt or a sweater last us years and years. The material was more resistant and of higher quality and companies didn’t bet on “fast fashion”. Today, western societies are consumerist, despite the attempts to be more sustainable and the actions that promote the care of the environment.
In front of this current, it’s vital to make some decisions to reduce the impact it can have in medium and long term. Instead of filling the landfills of clothing that is still in good condition and could continue to be used, we found some ideas.
Tricks to recycle clothes
Fits we can talk about the DIY stream, which is the acronym for “Do it Yourself”. It’s a responsible consumer practice that, in the field of clothing, defends the creation of new clothes and objects reusing some old pieces of clothing. For example, create homemade handicrafts with old fabrics or with scraps of an old trouser or shirt.
On the other hand, we have the option to donate clothes that we don’t longer wear. There are non profit associations and NGOs that devote part of their work to give clothing to people in need. In many cities there are stores and locals that you can contact to avoid throwing your dresses, suits or T-shirts into the trash.