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Planet has enough clothes for 6 generations

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Romola Fri 29-May-20 10:06:26

This is what Patrick Grant said on last night's Great British Sewing Bee! It really shocked me. This cannot be good for the planet, although I know there are many women in poorer countries whose work is sewing clothes for the likes of Primart and supermarkets.
I'd already decided to avoid buying any more clothes in "plastic" fibres if possible, and I also made up my mind to manage this summer with what I've got - apart maybe from the odd charity shop purchase eventually. I did order a couple of things online recently, but neither was suitable so they went back.
What are your thoughts?

GrannyGravy13 Fri 29-May-20 10:58:51

I shall continue to buy clothes, shoes and handbags but will do my upmost to ensure that they are ethically produced.

If we were all to stop purchasing, that would lead to thousands and thousands of people in poor countries losing their jobs and push them into poverty (more so than they are already) .

Whitewavemark2 Fri 29-May-20 11:49:01

I think rather embarrassingly I have a lot of them in my wardrobes😳😳.

I do always buy the best quality, classic clothing. The trouble is that means it never really wears out or goes very much out of fashion, so there is no excuse to charity it.