A couple of weeks ago I signed up for the Extinction Rebellion fashion boycott. The below text is taken from the XR Fashion Boycott pledge page, I don’t think I can write it any better than this…
‘We are in a climate and ecological emergency. If we don’t act now, we will face mass food shortages, the collapse of our civilisation and extinction. We can no longer afford to use land to grow crops to produce textiles, or to extract oil to produce synthetic fibres and pollute the air and water.
There is now only one way for the fashion industry to be sustainable – to stop pointless consumption and say no to virgin resources and fossil fuels. We must use what we’ve already got, regenerate the natural world, and envision cultural and economic systems based on the well-being of people and planet.
Fashion is not to die for. Join me in saying no to new clothing and yes to life on earth. This is a 52 week fashion boycott, in which together, we radically change our relationship with clothes.
Sign up by clicking here ‘
For the next year, I’ll be making do with what I have, mending when things wear out and buying second hand. I actually love the challenge of finding clothes in charity shops or popping to our local clothes swap shop. I challenge you to do the same.
This is also going to be a great opportunity for me to hone my upcycling skills, I’d like to try and refashion a few things and I’ll be looking for clothing items that I can cut up and sew into clothes for Aidan. So stay tuned for more to come on this and look out on my Instagram for a few outfit of the day pics.