Buying clothes

Cotton is the world's most polluting crop, while many western fashion houses use sweat shop labour in the developing world to manufacture their clothes.

Organic cotton and fairly traded clothing can counteract these problems, while buying second hand ensures that clothes have no negative impact on the planet or its people. Ideally, clothes should be bought and then worn regularly until they fall apart rather than be left forgotten in a wardrobe and then sent to landfill when they go out of fashion.

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