Today's society encourages us to consume more quickly than ever before. We can afford to discard items we no longer want and replace them promptly, thanks to mass production. As a result, things are engineered to last less time and to be of worse quality. To grow the necessary raw materials, large amounts of water, pesticides and other hazardous chemicals, like fabric dyes, are required. These are harming the Earth's soil, biodiversity, and local water sources. which is why I'm here to tell you about switching to Sustainable, Slow fashion
The clothing and textile sector is predicted to emit roughly 1.7 billion tonnes of CO2 each year, making it a major contributor to global warming.
Plastic is everywhere. Don’t be surprised when I say a whopping 91% of the plastics produced to date haven’t been recycled yet. Yes, 91%.
Plastic has subtly become an inherent part of our day-to-day lifestyle. Sometimes we use plastics and other non-recyclable products without even knowing that they aren’t recyclable; or, let’s say that we are not yet mindful of it. People say Ignorance is bliss, but not when your ignorance is so colossal that it will impact the world in a negative way.
Plastic is ubiquitous, wherever you turn you are bound to find an item made out of plastic. It has been estimated that around 270,000 tonnes of plastic are floating across the world’s seas and is threatening more than 7000 marine life species and this is just the harm it is causing to our water bodies. It behaves like a parasite that attracts unfortunate victims making its way around the food chain, never-ending as it is non-biodegradable.
It is easier said than done to completely avoid plastic from our lives, which is why finding eco-friendly alternatives and slowly removing and replacing items of plastic is of utmost importance. Words like sustainability and green-living are hot topics now for a really good reason. We need to let go of the “Out of sight, out of mind” attitude as the world has never faced as many huge environmental problems as it is facing currently.
Are you one of those people always planning a holiday in their heads for the future? What place are you going to visit, all the stuff you're going to do, and what clothes are you going to wear? Let me give you a fair warning now and I'm sorry to disappoint you in advance.
The pace we humans are going with and how injudiciously we are using our mother earth’s resources is at a leisurely pace destroying the only planet that supports life (until proven otherwise).
Let me explain it to you by giving an example -
I am sure this happens to you all the time. You went out only to look around in the mall and not with the intention of shopping and then