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Inside My Wardrobe


Conversations on marrying up who we are on the inside with who we are on the outside. Join broadcaster Pipa Gordon as she takes a rummage through who we are and how we do life in an uplifting episode of "Inside My Wardrobe".

Mar 28, 2019

How on earth are we expected to keep up with fashion at the pace it is at these days? And with the rivers and oceans being so polluted, what can we do to make a difference? The fashion industry is the second highest polluter globally and we can’t keep our fingers in our ears about it any longer. If we all make a small change, together we can make a big one – and let’s face it, the government is busy bickering about other things right now!

Here in Britain, we sent 235 million items of clothing to landfill last year alone. Both literally and figuratively, we can’t afford to live like this anymore.

So in this podcast, we discuss the solution. It’s not about finding the least damaging fabrics, it’s about buying more wisely, sometimes buying less but definitely re-using more. Of course we love a treat but perhaps we should treat ourselves less often by spending a little more so it lasts longer and then of course, we could look back to our grandparents’ generation for inspiration. Make do and mend saw them through some of the hardest times.

 

Beautiful fashion shouldn’t cost the earth – Greenpeace

Coco Chanel – elegance doesn’t necessarily exist in putting on a new dress

Vivienne Westwood – spend more buy less campaign

Stella Macartney – we need to make clothing not landfill

Gaby Roslin – Shopping in my wardrobe

 

Below are the links as promised:

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcthree/article/5a1a43b5-cbae-4a42-8271-48f53b63bd07

 

https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/fashion/environment-costs-fast-fashion-pollution-waste-sustainability-a8139386.html

 

https://www.alternet.org/2015/08/its-second-dirtiest-thing-world-and-youre-wearing-it/

 

https://edgexpo.com/fashion-industry-waste-statistics/

 

https://www.optimy.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Fast-Fashion-An-Environment-Epidemic-for-CSR.pdf

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-44159122

 

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/sep/01/swedish-15-year-old-cutting-class-to-fight-the-climate-crisis

 

https://www.plantbasednews.org/post/fast-fashion-killing-our-planet