Interesting signs in the shops

I saw these two on a stroll around a local shopping centre recently.

The one below says ‘remember to buy only what you need’

And this one – in a hardware store – says ‘hiring instead of buying is good for both the environment and your wallet’

It is so interesting how shops (even cheaper shops) are now encouraging you to think before making a purchase, which is the antithesis of a couple of years ago, when the frenzied fashion cycle encouraged reckless spending. We now know that it is not sustainable, particularly as so much chea

These shocking photographs by Muntaka Chasant show fast fashion clothing washed up on Ghanaian shores (Jamestown to be more specific). Most of it remains in the sea. This is a result of unwanted fast fashion being shipped from developed countries abroad to markets in developing countries. Most of clothing is so awful it ends up being thrown in landfills and ending up in the sea.

The statistic below is shocking. Read more here

This year I have made a point of releasing things I don’t use into the second-hand market for others to love, and buying quality garments pre-loved.

That way, an investment purchase that will last for years is within my reach financially, and I am also contributing to the circular economy. I am really happy with my wardrobe at the moment – everything fits, everything suits me, and I know that if I should tire of my purchases, I can always return them to the secondhand market and buy something else with the money I earn from selling.

Author: Janet Carr

Fashion, beauty and animal loving language consultant from South Africa living in Stockholm, Sweden.

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