Fast fashion may allow us to get our fix of the latest trends at affordable prices, but its long-term implications go much deeper than the desire for a new dress.
This is one of the issues that will be tackled as St Andrews University students come together with Transition St Andrews and local sustainability campaigners to highlight the problem of wearable clothing ending up in landfill or being incinerated. In particular, their #PollutionisPants campaign will celebrate the choice of second-hand clothing over buying new, pants being one notable exception to the rule, thankfully.
Environmental campaigner Anya Hart-Dyke said: “This is a joint initiative between St Andrews University student society ‘Sustainable Style’, Transition St Andrews and Big Dreams Little Footprints. We are asking people to share their efforts to keep clothes out of landfill.”
Finding the joy in pre-loved clothing is a big part of the campaign and the idea is that anyone can take part in dressing up in their…