Secondhand September – Eco Style

Recorded on Sept. 13, 2023.

We all want comfortable clothing that helps us be stylish as well. Wearing beautiful clothes can make us look and feel great! But did you know that clothing and textile waste is growing faster than any other material in the US waste stream and is a problem around the world? In this presentation, Dr. Patricia Townsend, former fashion designer and current associate professor and environment and community outreach specialist at Washington State University, provides tips on how to revamp your wardrobe on a budget and show how our shopping decisions can decrease our environmental footprint.

Sustainability in fashion

Mending, sewing, knitting, thrifting, and purchasing from slow, well-made, and ethical brands are just a few ways to build a more sustainable closet. Learn more about these concepts and how important clothing is to the battle against climate change.

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