New research by Hubbub shows that older generations are the ones who know how to purchase high-quality goods and, if necessary, mend them so they can be used for longer. It's time for people across the world to open up and share these vital talents and ideas to combat the harmful impacts of fast fashion.
While modern problems typically call for modern solutions, we're highlighting age-old alternatives, such as understanding which fibres to avoid and choosing organic clothing items.
Shop Organic and Sustainable
The best way to make sure you're buying something that you will use for a long time is to prioritise your comfort. Breathable materials like bamboo viscose keep you feeling fresh and sweat-free since they allow optimal airflow.
These bamboo socks are perfect for keeping your feet blister-free and dry even during the summer months. Whether you're wearing sneakers, boots, or formal shoes, they'll keep you comfortable all day. Plus, they come in different colours, so you're sure to find one that fits your style!
Time to DIY Upgrades
It's never too late to get your closets in order for spring. Think sunny days and warm evenings. A few minor tweaks and fixes can go a long way in making your clothing flatter and fit you better. You can make any clothing item stand out with just a few fun embellishments. Consider adding buttons, snaps, or ribbons for a fresh, more fashionable look.
Turn and Learn the Labels
Overconsumption isn't the only problem plaguing the earth. Plastic microfibres from modern fabrics add to marine pollution. We can reduce these harmful effects by keeping an eye on the materials we buy.
Always read the labels for certifications and steer clear of polyester and acrylic-based materials whenever possible. Look for clothing that says "100% of XYZ fibre". If the zippers and buttons are constructed of metal rather than plastic, you can be confident the item will last long.
Sustainable Shopping Solutions in the UK
My Little Panda has a wide range of products built to last. Our bamboo socks, hemp shopping bags, and even the hemp bags used to hold our bamboo cutlery sets are coloured with natural dyes. So, you can shop for all your essentials knowing that you are doing your part in creating a healthy life for both you and the planet.