February 1, 2019

W. A. S. T. E. Where All Seasonal Trends End?

W. A. S. T. E. Where All Seasonal Trends End?

Jana Drongova, 27

W – where
A – all
S – seasonal
T – trends
E – end

My entry is a pouch made of jeans off-cuts. The pouch is made of something that would normally be thrown away. Perfectly fine material became useless only because trends have changed and cropped trousers has come on the scene.
Throw-away society often express value of things by finances, but what if we think the sources first?

W – water
A – air
S – soil
T – trees
E – energy

It costs all these to produce pretty much anything around you. Let’s think about it when looking at the price tag. It’s pretty clear the price is not complete. It doesn’t include the damage caused to the environment.

Fashion industry is a dirty one. It’s slowly coming in the limelight that harsh chemicals are being used while producing our clothes. Some fibre production has been linked to high water consumption, others for a change to intense energy consumption. Last, but not least is the fashion waste issue.

Heaps of unwanted garments are facing the end of their life cycle. It would be nice if they just disappeared, but they unfortunately don’t.

I’m a dreamer and I believe in the future, where all clothing will be compostable or at least recyclable. But until then, please, choose your garments wisely. Take care of them if they show marks of wear and tear try to mend them, before throwing away and the most importantly wear them as often as you can. If you wouldn’t wear them, don’t even buy them as somebody else would. Thank you.

W – what
A – about
S – save
T – the
E – environment
? – ?

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W – where
A – all
S – seasonal
T – trends
E – end

A pouch made of jeans off-cuts