How might i reduce clothing waste? (6000kg of clothes is dumped into…
How might i reduce clothing waste?
Lots of students do repair and donate their clothes when they're done with them.
Meaning lots of students are motivated to do something.
We know how we're meant to dispose of our clothes.
We can put that fact on a much bigger scale to make an impact
6000kg of clothes is dumped into landfill every 10 minutes.
Styles and new trends.
Discarding of clothes because they go out of fashion
Not giving old clothes to second hand stores
Old clothes can go to op shops or charity bins so that they can have many lives
You don't know the size, real colours, or material
Not reusing materials for other purposes
The left overs of a ruined or worn out garment can be used for making your own clothes or other crafts
Formal letter to zero waste fashion store
Elaboration on how your clothes are sustainable?
What inspired you to make zero waste fashion?
What major differences are there between your clothes and other fashion outlets?
The fashion industry is the second biggest polluter in the world, next to big oil companies
Cotton uses 24% of all pesticides and herbicides being used world wide in agriculture
Nylon is a main ingredient for our clothes, and produces nitrous oxide a green house gas 300 million times more harmful than carbon dioxide.
Polyester is a plastic based material. Most of it's excess from textiles end up in the ocean
It takes 2,700 liters of water do produce just one shirt. All those fibers being washed off end up in the ocean
Main causes and focuses for waste
Have a bin in Wildfell where students can put old clothes in.These clothes will be re purposed as pom poms, bags, and hair pieces. Using no other fabric materials.
Steps to take
Create bin out of cardboard and produce posters to raise awareness for my action.
Email whole school about my action and what they need to do.
Create new crafts out of the old clothes
Possibly give/sell the crafts or put them in charity bins
Make website or slide show on ow to make crafts
Action is not achievable, so how might i get others in involved in the impact?
Create E book on tutorials for easy sustainable crafts from old clothes