Care, repair and mend clothes
Repair and mending doesn't mean we can't afford to buy something new, it means we can't afford something being thrown away. What used to be a badge of shame is now something to be proud of. Repairing clothes is practical, symbolic, creative and original. Fashion Revolution has a great Repair and Mend Guide that makes it easy to care for your favourite items!
Nearly three-fifths of all clothing ends up in incinerators or landfills within a year of being produced.Source
- Caring for and repairing clothes helps extend their lifetime and reduces the amount of clothing sent to landfill
- Helps safe money
- Can be a fun, creative activity
- Depending on the damage, it may take time to repair Requires some training
- Some materials are easier to care for and repair than others.
Making a difference
Extending the life of clothes by just nine extra months of active use would reduce carbon, water and waste footprints by around 20-30% each.