At Posto9 we are on a mission to reduce waste
If you are like us; a person who appreciates the true value of a garment, including all work that lies behind, you care to know who makes your garment, and all precious natural resources that have been used throughout its supply chain then please read on.
We wish to contribute to a fashion industry that is ‘circular as opposed to linear’, in which nothing goes to waste and everything is utilized, reutilized, repurposed and recycled in the most effective and sustainable manner possible. Our ultimate goal to close the loop and become a 100% sustainable business. It is a step by step process, and it is a team effort, so below are a few ways you can help us to bring both ends closer to each other.
So before you take your unwanted leggings down to the charity shop, and a possible landfill end consider reselling them.
Coming soon… Posto9 preloved
Our leggings and tops are made with
We are therefore in the process of creating our own preloved section, where you can resell your unwanted leggings as an alternative to recycling. And as an incentive, you get a 10% off voucher for each item you sell through our platform. More info coming soon.
About clothing donations
It seems a very noble thing to do, donating your unwanted clothes to charity. But many donors don’t realise that the majority of the cast-offs they hand over to charity will be traded abroad for profit. Contrary to popular belief, less than 20
The UK, which generates the second highest volume of used clothing donations after the U.S., sees only 10 – 30
Modern women have adopted a “wear it once culture” when it comes to their wardrobes and only wear items a handful of times before considering them ‘old’, according to a study by Barnardo’s Retail.
And one in seven said Facebook, Twitter and Instagram were strong influences for the
ustainably. Shop smarter
As society becomes more familiar with the hazards associated with sending old textiles to the landfill, and as new recycling technologies develop, it can be anticipated that the textile recycling industry will continue to grow. At the same time, watch for trends such as slow fashion to draw continued attention to the interplay of clothing and sustainability. The fast fashion industry generates considerable pollution and a sizeable negative impact on climate change. Consumers can help affect change by choosing clothing brands that last longer and which demonstrate a commitment to reducing their climate change impact.
And finally, some ideas on u
pcycling your leggings
Leggings can make new hair ties and cleaning cloths. Or even turn them into a shrug. Watch this video for more ideas:
Sources: Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion by Elizabeth L. Cline
Where do your old clothes go? By Lucy RodgersBBC News