Did you know that of the 80 billion items of clothing produced worldwide each year, a whopping 75 per cent finishes up in landfills?
Clearly, that strains Earth’s precious resources. Which is why what we do at TCB, in its only little way, is important. By shopping or consigning with us, you are doing your bit to decrease the number of clothes going into landfill.
Fortunately for the planet, sustainable style is an increasingly active space.
Not long ago, Vogue Australia launched their first Sustainability issue, guest edited by non other than actress and eco-warrior Emma Watson. Not only that, the magazine appointed Clare Press, she of the compelling book and podcast Wardrobe Crisis, as their first Sustainability Editor at Large, to help maintain its environmental lens.
Kit Willow’s sustainable designs for her label KitX recently represented Australia at the Commonwealth Fashion Exchange. The project is the brainchild of Livia Firth, founder of the Green Carpet Challenge (to encourage celebrities to be ethically dressed on the red carpet) and the fashion consultancy Eco Age.
Other environmentally active fashion folk include Stella McCartney, Kate Sylvester and Australians Lee Mathews, Lisa Gorman, and Deborah Sams and Mary Lou Ryan of Bassike, all of whose designs we are lucky enough to have in store. So fill your wardrobes, rather than the earth, with items like these.
Gorman striped cardigan ($49) with Bassike jeans ($69)
Lee Mathews linen/cotton knit ($59)
Gorman blouse ($39) with Nobody wide leg jeans ($59)
Stella McCartney jacket ($199)
Bassike dress ($209)