Think W.E.A.R.

Published: 13 May 2024

You don't have to buy a lot of clothes made from sustainable materials to dress sustainably. Think W.E.A.R.
Men repairing clothes at repair cafe
Ruthin Repair Cafe (photo courtesy of Ruthin Friends of the Earth)


1. Wear what you have

Before adding to your wardrobe, ask yourself if you really need it. Can you wear something you already own instead?

2. Avoid fast fashion

Avoid buying cheap, fast fashion from retail stores. Consider spending a bit more and getting one ethically sourced and/or from sustainable and/or organic materials that will last you ten years.

3. Endeavour to end waste

Review your wardrobe regularly and donate items you don't wear to the charity shop. Someone else might like to wear it.

4. Repair it, if possible

If your favorite outfit is falling apart, take it to a local repair cafe, pay to have it repaired or get out your needle or sewing machine. Or maybe old clothes but remade into a whole new outfit?


Vintage clothes shop
By Rex Roof from Ann Arbor, MI, USA - Digging through vintage clothing, CC BY 2.0,


Things we can do

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