One of the best parts about autumn is the sweater weather. Instead of purchasing an entire new wardrobe, consider rewearing your old clothes or visiting a local thrift store.
Choosing to go thrift shopping reduces waste significantly, since fewer clothes will need to be produced. Less clothing means fewer textiles and fabrics will end up in enormous piles in a landfill. Fashion trends may come and go, often far too quickly for the planet.
If you do buy new clothes, keep in mind that the material of your clothing is important in making sure it lasts a long time. Silk, cotton, linen, wool, and cashmere (organic only) are more durable than materials like polyester, nylon, and spandex, which are synthetic and tend to release microfibers that pollute our waterways. Natural fibers are better for your skin and the environment.
Learn more about EvCC Sustainability! www.everettcc.edu/green
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