Have you ever thought about the amount of clothes that are made and consumed every year by the world’s population? Globally, we purchased more than 107 billion items of clothing and 14.5 billion pairs of shoes in 2016. We buy 60% more clothes today than we did 20 years ago, and we keep our clothes for half as long. Fast fashion in many cases means cheap and poor quality clothing that falls apart after a few washes. All of this contributes to our clothing ending up in the landfill – 500,000 tonnes a year in Canada alone.
In this live one-hour virtual workshop, students will learn how they can be part of the solution and make a difference through what they are buying, how often they buy and what they choose to do with their clothes when they no longer want them. We make this concept easy to remember with the 7R’s of Circular Fashion – reduce, reuse, repurpose, repair, resale, rent & recycle.