Sustainable fashion - things we can do Published: 17 Dec 2021 Complain, hassle, lobby! If for your favourite clothing brands for example aren’t doing a good job, tell them, don’t let them get away with it! Download a clothes swap app As you might expect, there are more and more clothes swap Apps now available. Do have a look and see if any work for you. Shop less, shop differently Buy fewer clothes and shop in second-hand and charity shops. Look for sustainable retailers SustFashWales have a great online directory of Welsh sustainable fashion. Join the Slow Fashion Movement Slow fashion is the opposite of fast fashion, and values fair treatment of people, animals, and the planet. For instance, you may choose to buy better-quality garments that last longer. Recycle carpets and other textiles If you are unsure of what to do with old textiles then Recycle for Wales has a host of good information. Upcycle your wardrobe Rather than throw clothes away, why not use the material to create something new to wear? Get swishing Swishing is a nice way to bring people together, swap clothes and ideas and save yourself lots of money. School uniform swap schemes We all know how quickly kids grow up and how often they seem to grow out of their school uniform. It seems silly therefore that there aren’t better solutions rather than having to always buy new uniform. Sports uniform swap schemes Play it Again Sport in Rhondda Cynon Taff is sports kit-specific recycling social enterprise. Switch to real nappies Did you know, in Wales each year, we send around 250 million disposable nappies to landfill or incineration? Take action on microfibres As many of our clothes contain plastic, they can shed millions microfibres when we wash them, which end up in the sea. Try clothes made from hemp Hemp, which is making somewhat of a comeback, has a wide variety of benefits. Watch a video This video from Energy Live News looks at the environmental costs of fast fashion, Sustainable fashion The fashion industry has a huge carbon footprint. It is estimated to be responsible for around 10% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. Amdani! Click on each of the different areas to find out what actions can you take to make your life and community more climate-friendly.