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We mend clothes - so please don't throw it out

There are several reasons why you shouldn't throw out your clothes; instead, find ways to reuse, repurpose, or recycle them. Here are a few reasons:

1. Environmental impact: Textile waste significantly impacts the environment. Clothes thrown out generally end up in landfills, which can take hundreds of years to decompose. As a result, the fashion industry has a significant environmental impact, with clothing production contributing to greenhouse gas emissions, water pollution, and waste. Additionally, producing new clothes requires using natural resources and energy, contributing to environmental degradation.

2. Financial cost: Throwing out clothes can also be expensive, and throwing out clothes that are still wearable is a waste of money. It means you'll need to replace them with new ones, which can quickly add up, especially if you frequently buy fast fashion or trendy items. By extending the life of your clothes through mending, alterations, or donating them, you can save money in the long run.

3. Social impact and responsibility: Many of the clothes we wear are produced by workers who are underpaid and working in poor conditions. The fashion industry is known for its poor labor practices and exploitation of workers in developing countries. By reducing our consumption and extending the life of our clothes, we can help reduce the demand for new clothing, fast fashion and support ethical and sustainable practices in the fashion industry.

Overall, it's essential to be mindful of the impact of our clothing choices and consider alternatives to throwing out clothes, such as repairing, repurposing, or donating them to charity. By finding ways to reduce clothing waste, we can help minimize our environmental impact, support ethical fashion practices, and save money.

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