Back to the clothing exchange

On Saturday, the queue to get into Leeds Community Clothing Exchange was unusually long.

The immediate positive from this was that people in the queue talked to each other. However, I do hope the queue also means in the longer term that more people are eschewing fast fashion. Beyond this, there are still many other issues where clothing ourselves is concerned, as you can learn about in this article on the matter.

I had already had a notion, for example, that I shouldn’t be buying wool tops from unknown sources, even though they make the process of spinning much quicker and easier. However, now I have read the article, I know I need to tear up the loyalty card and find a different source for fleece.

About Helen

I have always been interesting in living a more environmentally friendly lifestyle and used to do what I could. Now, I have come to realise that we have reached such a point in terms of environmental degradation that it is more important - perhaps - to focus on building resilience. I therefore do as much as I can to reuse, grow my own and encourage a supportive community, for example. I also keep reading and learning all the time.
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2 Responses to Back to the clothing exchange

  1. What an eye-opener, Helen.

    • Helen says:

      Indeed! On a positive note, one of my colleagues has asked me if I have any spare balls of wool spun from a friend’s sheep. It’s quite tough stuff but if she can make use of it….

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