Dr. Christina Dean is the Founder and CEO of Redress, an NGO with a mission to promote environmental sustainability in the fashion industry. Christina is a regular speaker at seminars and has received numerous recognitions for her work, including being listed by U.S. online magazine Coco Eco as one of '2010's Most Influential Women in Green' and by U.K. Vogue as one of the U.K.'s 'Top 30 Inspirational Women'. Prior to founding Redress, Christina was a journalist and a practicing dental surgeon.
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This was really powerful! I never knew that buying cheap clothing could impact so much! I was raised to pinch pennies on my clothes and I agree that it doesn't last long. I would think that I got a good bargain but found my self-buying more and more clothes. I will invest in quality clothes and recycles the clothes I don't need. Great video!
I take care of my things the best I can. I also wash them and donate to Goodwill (did today, and have bought from there, too) as much as I can. Even some cheaper clothes can be given a second life. I do my best to avoid throwing anything usable away. No sense in 2018.
The fashion industry is causing havoc effects on both financial and mental well being of a person. If a person is not into fashion or wearing variety of clothes, they are tagged as 'not being presentable'. To woo the eye of people looking at you, to make yourself ' presentable' one has to buy more of trendy clothes. And trend changes every single day.
Celebrities are the worst examples in setting up these trends. C'mon people tend to imitate them and the fashion industry is serving this purpose quite well.
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ok..when you have been backed into a financial corner and have had all your belongings destroyed let me know ! I have had to change my wardrobe due to the fact that I walk miles in the rain, sleet, snow etc ! To be honest with you, I do not care at this point what people think because they are NOT in my shoes !
Look up textile recycling near you for clothes/shoes in unusable/poor condition (wouldn’t sell at Goodwill). Also H&M & American Eagle recycle all brands of clothing in their stores...so if your clothes are in poor condition, drop them off at your local mall. ☺️
Amazing presentation! I’m shocked that 3 years after still nobody talks about it. It’s a huge business and obviously it will take a long time until people will realize how much waste we produce. But least we can do is buying less and recycling the clothes.
I recently went to a clothes shop that buys used or unused but unwanted clothes and over heard them talking about how “so much clothes are being brought more and more every year and how they’ll only pick the fast fashion and designer goods only.” It was sad to hear that most of those clothes go straight to dumpster when no one wants them. And there is an increase in unwanted garments are more than ever before they don’t know what they’d do with them. It was eye opening enough for me so I don’t even wanna buy anything anymore. And I don’t know what I’d do with the ones i already own either. I’m picky and I always prefer quality over quantity.
We always give away our old and ill fitted clothes for donation , most people happily take away old clothes .
Sometimes even in the family , used clothes are passed on to cousins , the clothes are in good condition but sometimes when they don't fit anymore , so we try to pass it on to someone who might like wearing them , but we never put them in dustbins :)
The clothes can be used to stitch bags that can replace plastic bags. Such experiments are underway in few urban pockets in some cities in India. I visited one showroom that uses bags made from old clothes for packaging the stuff they sell.
I wear kmart clothes but I wear them for years at a time. I can't afford to buy organic expensive Australian made fashion labels when a jumper at kmart is $5 on special. Not ideal but some people just can't afford better. Salvos thrift store tries to sell tops for MORE than kmart does...
I am a great advocate for reuse, recycle and renew. I run a small market stall where I sell good, fashionable, up to date secondhand clothes. I hate the way people throw away perfectly good usable items so every week I buy used clothes from people and resell them. I make money, people are happy that they have saved money by purchasing used items at a fraction of the cost of new garments.So we are all winners. More importantly we are saving many things from going to landfill. ☺☺☺
Only clothes I actually get rid of are the ones that wouldn't fit me anymore because I lost or gained weight. I don't understand how people manage to ruin their clothes so they need to throw them or they are unwearable. What do you wash your t shirts on 90°C? Learn how to sew a button and fill a hole in your socks!
as a fashion designer am not offended because this is true because instead of fighting the situation we avoid it , we live in the 21 century and we can't solve this problem yet with all the technology available to us , yes majority of the companies that polluted are fast Fashion chains that produce super cheap clothing for the general public but cheap isn't always good I know we don't like paying high prices but I think we should be educated more on this these topics how to consume better as humans, buying good quality clothing is expensive depending on your income but good quality should be a investment save up and buy some few good unique clothing products.
I live in India and in my family we have been taught to take care of clothes. They are only handwashed and my grandmother has certain saris which are 38 years old. Since Saris are not size specific they are passed down through generations and now my mother wears my grandmother's saris. We get western clothes altered if they don't fit anymore and make bags out of old clothes. Since at least my family is not too materialistic we rarely shop and live a mostly zero waste life. My cousins living in the United States disgust me because of their excessive materialism and obsessive concern with appearance and clothes. They place more importance on looking fuckable than being comfortable.
Madhulica Seth You said it. I had the same thoughts. Indian values and culture hold the secrets to a sustainable existence of every organism in the world, and not just humans. Western materialism and consumerism is fast pervading Indian psyche today. I fear if we Indians would end up forsaking our glorious culture to embrace western consumerism brought to us by MNCs and our own Indian corporations.
YES! This 14:58!!!! As someone who works in the fashion industry, I struggle with knowing how much damage we cause to society and the environment and I would LOVE to see this concept grow in the industry. I really hope that over time the rest of the world will agree and that this message will grow and become a standard for the next generation! <3
Money as it is conceived today is what's really polluting us and the environment. In reality it's just a medium to get things that you *need* , not an end in itself, despite the many people who (consciously or not) believe it is.
From what I've seen, a big part of the clothing industry is moved by how people want to *appear* —not to *feel* , unfortunately. Instagram thrives on those kinds of illusions. Some of the biggest fashion consumers I know of are actually not well-off economically, but they want to *look* as though they are, as if that actually meant that they are. In my books that's similar to taking a pain killer for a broken arm...
I think a good idea, apart from changing the individual choices you make, would be to *better educate people on the value of money* (taking economics wasn't compulsory in my school!) and to *advise them to think of money as a medium that says nothing about your quality* as a person.
I totally agree. I am the kind of person to buy a thing and wears it every week during ten years. I need clothes that are able to last ten years and not six months. I buy black sneakers only because I know the white ones are gonna be grey and wasted in 3 months. I don't buy a new coat, a new jacket every year (more like every three year) so I choose normal colors such as blue grey black, not yellow or red. You have to buy things that are not gonna be unfashion tomorrow. It doesn't mean having almost no clothes and being a bean. It's just being more reasonnable, more realistic and more adult with your consum habits. You have hard time doing it? throw your money away, I am sure it will make everything much more simple with almost no money.
Thank you for this and i may add if you color your hair... where do you think the water goes when you wash it off your head... please stop coloring your hair !!! nobody talks about this, but its an industry that is always trying to convince women that their natural hair color is not nice enough !! oh yes, so you have some grey hair...who cares ! enjoy your beautiful hair ! Plus its damaging to your health you have no idea! ;(
I liked the thinking.. now I know why my parents stress on less and more durable clothes. But I've a question when you live in apartments where do you store unfitting clothes.. the best way is put it in clothes bin.. second thing we need to pay for laundry so less clothes frequent laundring.. what solution do we have towards this problem
I get about 80% of my clothes from : salavation Army, yard sales and rummage sales. You can t tell by looking at them .almost all of my clothes are a minimum of 3 years old, the oldest item is over 20..and it still looks great.
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