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How does colour impact the planet?

How does colour impact the planet?

Colourful clothing and prints have long been a staple in the fashion industry & something we love here at Junk LDN. Colour is the first thing you notice before you can touch and feel the fabric, or try the garment on. It is a fun way for individuals to express themselves. Fashion is art, after all.. but, is all this colour costing the earth?   Sadly, the majority of fabric dyes are made of nasty synthetic chemicals.  Most of the countries that manufacture garments using synthetic dyes rarely regulate their water waste disposal, meaning the chemicals are dumped into surrounding rivers which...

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5 tips to get started with DIY fashion

5 tips to get started with DIY fashion

Written by Lydia Bolton DIY Fashion was a trend coming back around before lockdown but with the sudden vast amount of time we were spending at home it has exploded in the last year. The combination of people looking for activities that are entertaining, creative and distract them from their phones contribute to why DIY Fashion has been so popular.  Although DIY Fashion can be seen as more than a ‘trend’. It reflects our increasing awareness of the issues of fast, disposable fashion and how we need to be more sustainable with our approach to our clothing. Online searches for...

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A guide to giving up fast fashion in 2021

A guide to giving up fast fashion in 2021

More & more people are looking to change their shopping habits this year. The pandemic saw the biggest drop in C02 emissions since world war 2, and it's not gone unnoticed by consumers. The fashion industry is the second largest contributor to global warming, just after the oil industry. Fast fashion brands have a lot to answer for: from promoting throw away culture, producing billions of items of clothing at cut neck speed to exploiting their garment workers. We are fed up, and I'm sure if you're reading this you are too! Whether you're just wanting to make small changes or completely quit...

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How sustainable are your fabrics?

How sustainable are your fabrics?

If you're looking to reduce your fashion consumption or purchase more sustainably, it's important to know what's in our fabric. The most sustainable option is to wear the clothing you already own or buy second-hand. However, we know that may not always be an option. So we have put together this guide listing some of the pros & cons of some popular sustainable fabrics to help you make the best choices available.    ECONYL PROS - The fabric is made from synthetic waste such as industrial plastic, waste fabric & fishing nets from the ocean. Using radical regeneration systems it...

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5 Documentaries that will make you want to quit fast fashion

5 Documentaries that will make you want to quit fast fashion

Wanting to learn more about the true cost of fast fashion? These documenters will give you an insight into what really goes on in the fashion industry & will leave you wanting to quit fast fashion for good.   1. The True Cost - By Andrew Morgan (2015) Andrew Morgan’s 2015 documentary ‘The True Cost’ is the best place to start learning more about the effects of fast fashion. It was the first documentary I watched that kicked off my journey to becoming more conscious with my shopping habits. The documentary was made in the aftermath 2012 Rana Plaza collapse. The disaster...

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