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How can I shop more ethically without buying second hand
Or how to know not to buy more clothes
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Shop at Primark you get 6 items for £8
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there is clothes made entirely from recycled plastic bottles etc and feels the same as cotton. it's just that the price for a cotton shirt will probably be cheaper than this.
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there is clothes made entirely from recycled plastic bottles etc and feels the same as cotton. it's just that the price for a cotton shirt will probably be cheaper than this.
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Shop at Primark you get 6 items for £8
cheap but at what cost?
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How can I shop more ethically without buying second hand
Or how to know not to buy more clothes
Problem with fast fashion: buy new clothes very often, bad quality and made through exploitation (overworked and underpaid employees) --> throw away --> ends up in landfills

Shopping ethically:
Change the way you think about fashion and consume slow fashion --> Buy less and use what you have more --> the most ethical thing to do is not buy new clothes (if everyone used one item of clothing for 9 months more, the emissions saved is equivalent to 500 mill cars off the road)
Shop ethically --> buy clothing from ethical brands, they might be expensive and are often unaffordable for most
Buy second hand but w tags and labels --> essentially the same as when you go into a store and try something on

Even if you are buying from fast fashion brands, if you buy better quality clothing and more classic clothing that won't go out of style or that you like enough that you feel you could wear it for years, and use it for much longer periods, that is a more ethical way of consuming too.
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