Fashion Revolution Week 2020 has got us thinking: we all need to challenge and changing our shopping habits where we can depending on the privileges we hold.
Just one small purchase from a fast fashion brand can have a huge impact on the environment and garment workers overseas. Something which is often forgotten when we head down to our local high-street to find a ‘bargain’. According to the Pulse of The Fashion Industry Report, by 2030 the population is expected to rise to 8.5 billion people. This means that clothes consumption is expected to rise by 3% from 62 million tonnes (in 2017) to 102 million tonnes (in 2030) – that’s the equivalent of more than 500 billion t-shirts.
So, what can we personally do to change these figures? Here at The Emperor’s Old Clothes we have a great team of individuals, who all have very different shopping habits + privileges. To help you think about ways you could change your shopping habits we have asked each of our team to share their habits and tips and tricks when it comes to shopping for clothes:
As you can see, the team at Emperor’s all have varying habits when it comes to shopping for fashion. We hope that by sharing our different tips + experiences we can help you to think about ways you could switch up your shopping behaviours. No-one is perfect, but there are always ways in which we can improve.
If you’re not too sure on what your shopping habits are, how about taking our ‘What Are Your Shopping Habits?’ magazine style quiz? We had lots of fun creating this for Fashion Revolution Week 2020, and we hope it’ll give you some ideas of ways you can shop for fashion a more ethical and sustainable way!
Written by Ella Anais Gilchrist – Marketing Assistant; edited by Cecily Blondel – Owner