Clothing is a basic need of people in everyday life. Increasingly, market demand is increasing with increasing public interest in fashion and fashion trends that are spinning so fast. Unfortunately, this not only has a positive effect on the textile industry, but also causes high fashion waste from clothing production. Based on global data, textile waste is estimated to account for 92 tons a year that is disposed of in Final Disposal Sites (TPA). In fact, according to a 2017 report by the International Union for Conservation of Nature, textiles will be the largest source of marine microplastic pollution in the world.
So how do you participate in environmental sustainability?
In meeting the needs of a dressing lifestyle, you can also participate in protecting the earth in the textile industry. Zerowaste.id as a community that lives a lifestyle by minimizing waste production provides tips on how to apply sustainable fashion, in the form of reduce, reuse, repair, and recycle.
Reduce: If your closet is too full and a lot of clothes are not used anymore, you can reduce by donating or selling them as preloved.
Reuse: Still not willing to take off your favorite clothes because it has a story behind it? You can reuse or switch the function of the clothes.
Repair: Clothes that don't look worn yet, but have been damaged such as holes or torn, you should repair them by sewing. So you can reuse the clothes.
Recycle: As for clothes that can no longer be used because they are outdated, you can distribute them to a container that can accommodate textile waste so that it can be recycled