One of the best reasons to have an open wardrobe is that I have to look at all my clothes every day. I can continually monitor what I am wearing and what I am not wearing which in turn helps me to acquire clothing more consciously, so from a sustainability standpoint, it is very helpful. When I am in the market for new clothes (which is getting rarer the older I get) I find it easier to visualize what I have and what goes with what. It has also become easier to put aside items that I no longer wear for whatever reason as they are always there in front of me and not stashed in the back somewhere collecting dust.
Climate anxiety is definitely something I’ve slowly acquired and it’s not hard to do either. The news is full of politicians rolling back climate change policies and features telling us that we only have 12 years to sort this mess out - that’s WE the average person by the way, not the CEO’s drilling the ocean floor, burning the Amazon and pouring chemicals into the waterways and atmosphere.
I wrote a blog post about the subject of sustainable fashion a couple of weeks ago and never posted it. It felt a bit preachy and to be honest I almost don’t feel qualified to write about it. Maybe because I’ve seen too many professional looking insta pics of animals trapped in a piece of plastic with well written, factual anti-pollution paragraph underneath that the owner probably re-wrote from another source (my mum was right, sometimes it’s all about the presentation!) good ol’ Instagram making people feel not good enough!
I basically created it from nothing, and I literally mean nothing! I didn't have a spare couple of grand lying about, in-fact I was pretty much in my overdraft as I wasn't working at the time. I'm not going to lie my family did help me, especially with my first venture but with no more than a thousand pounds over a period of 3/4 years and most of that was to go to my first trade event.