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Did you know that the fashion industry is the world's second-largest polluter? Or that the world now consumes a staggering 80 billion pieces of clothing each year?
These are just some of the crazy statistics behind our clothes consumption habits, and what's more, we're getting more and more addicted to buying new clothes.
So what can you do?
Go for a shopping excursion in your friend's closet and let them do the same in yours!
One woman's trash is another woman's treasure! Australians collectively spend over $12 billion a year on more than a billion fashion items, but discarded clothing makes up 4-5% of waste going into our landfills.
And apparently most of us only wear 20 per cent of our clothes 80 per cent of the time (and the other 80 per cent just hang around looking pretty.) So when you're thinking about your wardrobe this year, why not embrace sustainable fashion? It can be as simple as agreeing with a friend who is a similar size to "shop" each other's wardrobe's.
Buying new clothes all the time makes no sense at all when you could have so much fun trying on outfits with a friend in the comfort of your home.
You might also like to consider organising a clothing swap among your friends! It's a great way to reduce waste by avoiding buying new things and you can have a lot of fun doing it. Be sure to check out our Six Steps to hosting a successful clothes swap!
If you're still craving a few new items and accessories, why not hit the racks at your local op-shop?
Have you got a great story about sharing clothes with friends? Let us know in the comments below!
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