sustainable Fashion Myths

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Sustainable fashion is only for the rich

Truth: sustainable brands are more expensive, but true sustainable fashion means buying less, buying used, and making your clothes last. These things save you money, and low-income and BIPOC communities often naturally do these things.

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Fast fashion creates good jobs

Truth: Those jobs are hazardous, and they pay very little, or not at all. In fact, 75% of garment workers have borrowed money to pay for food this year. Instead of defending these jobs, let's push for fair pay & support better brands (if possible).

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You have to get rid of your old fast fashion.

Truth: It's more eco-friendly to wear what you already own, rather than going out and buying new clothes from ethical brands. Similarly, it's more sustainable to buy fast fashion and make it last than to overconsume from ethical brands.

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Donating clothes is sustainable

Most clothes donations are trashed or dumped in developing countries, and donating is also often used to justify overconsumption.  Focus instead on buying only what you love, and try to give things away directly when you can (try Buy Nothing groups!)

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