Stitching futures: Sustainability in the world of fashion

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Why throw away precious garments just because of a faulty zip or a broken button? This creative studio in central London teaches Londoners to upcycle clothes and give their garments a new lease of life.

How often have we discarded clothes just because of a faulty zip, a broken button or a size too big or small?

While the world clearly is aware of the environmental impact of fast fashion, to put things in perspective, the global fashion retail market emits 10% of all Green House Gases (GHG).

About a 100 billion new garments are produced globally every year but just 1% of clothing waste actually ends up being recycled into new clothes.

We found Sew It With Love, an organisation based in Central London that conducts sewing classes. The organisations mission is to help empower people into upcycling their clothing, thereby giving garments a longer lease of life and partaking in practices of sustainable fashion.

From making vintage or charity shop clothing fit better to making simple alterations or creating your own unique designs on existing garments, this organisation helps Londoners stitch sustainable futures together.

Featured image by Ahmed Akacha via Unsplash.

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