Sewing Vs Throw Away Fashion - Interesting Infographic

London Fashion Week starts today! Take a look at the infographic in this post that challenges UK buying habits, prompting people to reassess their throw-away fashion lifestyle, and instead, look to sustainable methods such as sewing, handcraft and upcycling - Hooray.

Should this tweet actually say "UK Sales of THROWAWAY online fashion" We are buying more clothes than ever...  and throwing it away when the next trend arrives. 

The stats are quite scary - 1 million Tonnes of textiles sent to landfill every year in the UK alone and a big proportion of that waste is from used clothing.  Take a look at this infographic "Sewing vs Throw Away Fashion"

Infographic via Plush Addict, online fabric retailer in the UK 

This is a mini protest banner created by Sarah Corbett of the Craftivist Collective last year to highlight the inequalities of the fashion world - take a look at her website - The Craftivist Collective if you are interested in finding out more.  Not all of us are talented enough to make our own clothes but we can make more responsible decisions about the clothes we do buy.

And a tweet she posted this morning! "Don't mention the garment workers" - why not retweet it!