This week it is Fashion Revolution Week, which is a movement which has for the past six years been calling for an improvement on sustainability and ethics in the fashion industry. In order to reverse some of the startling statistics about clothing waste we all need to be more conscious of what we are buying, however it can be confusing to know where to begin to make our wardrobes more sustainable. So what is the fashion equivalent of buying a reusable bottle and using metal straws instead of plastic ones?
“Consumer-facing coverage of sustainability often focuses on either disastrous environmental and ethical news or future purchasing behaviour, which can leave us feeling either powerless to make a difference as an individual or confused about where to start,” sustainability expert Brooke Roberts-Islam of Techstyler says. There are however small changes which are a step in the right direction, from the things to look our for on clothing labels to how you should actually be washing your clothes. I spoke to nine people who are inciting change in the fashion industry this year to discover their easy tips for how to make your wardrobe more sustainable.