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  • Are you still stuck in the Fast Fashion LOOP?

    Fast fashion is something “we’ve all been sucked into” but the “atrocious” impact is now much more evident, and people have started to wake up to it. our vision is to introduce those who have not yet converted: “to what a beautiful, versatile and practical fabric it is, and how a classic fabric will stand the test of time.”

    How to make millennials aware if they’re still stuck in the fast fashion loop?

    1. Buy lessBefore going out to buy something new, ask yourself if you really need that item.
    2. Buy clothes from brands that have recycling and upcycling programs. 
    3. Choose to buy from brands that are both affordable and offer quality products. As ethical and sustainable clothing brands gain popularity, they will continue to become more affordable. Support organizations that include sustainability in their mission when possible. 
    4. Instead of donating to large chain thrift store charities, donate to a local shelter or nonprofit organization that gives clothes directly to those in need in your community.

    You can choose to book a door step pick up of your donations on Happieesouls and we deliver it to the local orphanages, old age homes, shelter homes and grassroots NGOs.

         5.  Support local artisans by buying handmade, eco-friendly goods supporting Indian made     products

    We can't continue to consume and discard clothing in the way we have, because of the environmental impact of production and transportation, the waste from unwanted clothing and frequently the awful conditions suffered by people in the supply chain. This industry is nothing without effective supply chains. With fashion supply chains contributing as the 3rd highest producer of global emissions amongst the main eight supply chains according to the World Economic Forum 'Net Zero Challenge: Supply Chain Opportunity Insights Report' dated January 2021.

    Social media and influencers supporting sustainability and slow fashion has a big part to play in sharing the message and more resources submerge daily that allow people to really understand what fast fashion has done. We estimate that there are 300 plus million people working in fashion and related sectors worldwide. If we can build collaboration between those professionals who want to see change – we can move mountains and make this world a better place for every living being.

    If you want to be an influencer for good, join our community of ambassadors and lets spread a word about sustainable living. Write to us at aditi_chakraborty@happieesouls.com

  • How Donating Clothes Helps the Environment and contributes to Sustainable Lifestyle?

    As per reports in a fashion magazine, 73% of discarded clothes end up in landfills, that are brimming with so much urban waste that by 2050, India will require one the size of New Delhi to fit all of the waste it produces. That means in another 30 years, Indian will be brimming with urban waste.

    In the age of social media fashion gurus and influencers it’s easy to get caught up in the rat race of the hunt for the latest rags. The latest trends outfits soon becomes outdated and lingers on in the dark side of the closet piling up you wardrobe and eating up all your free space.

    Well, modern fashion is a fickle mistress, and her moods keep changing all the time, with new trends replacing old ones within a few months. So, what do you do with all the awesome clothes you just wore once and twice that tragically is outdated or no longer fitting clothes? 

    The answers lies in recycling, reuse and upcycle. Believe it or not, donating clothes not only helps bring a smile to someone needy but it’s actually great for the environment. Here is how:

    1. Donating Clothes reduces Landfill waste

    Every year, tons of clothing are discarded and end up in landfills. Many of these clothing items are in usable condition. These textiles can take up to 200+ years to decompose. Decomposing these textiles emit toxins that are released into the air and water, polluting the environment. The bigger these landfills, the higher the levels of pollution.

    If you reuse, repurpose or donate your clothes, you stop the landfills from getting bigger and give your clothes a new life; creating a positive effect on the environment.

    2. Old Clothes brings Smiles and Helps those in need

    By donating your clothes to charity, orphanages, old age homes or communities nearby you, you can help underprivileged people who cannot afford clothing and basic necessities.

    Clothes discard in landfills taking up space and polluting the environment can instead help the people that need them the most.

    Another way is to donate clothes to companies who are into upcycling. They recycle and find creative ways to reuse as long as possible.

    3. Saves Water and Reduces Water Pollution

    It takes 2,700 liters of water to make one cotton shirt. Fashion industry uses tonnes of water in the production of new clothes. By donating instead of throwing, you can break the cycle of overusing fresh water, hence saving tonnes of water

    Additionally, When the rain falls on textile landfills and the toxins released, the water rinses out the chemicals, and together they accumulate at the base of the landfill, eventually finding their way down to the groundwater.

    When you donate clothes and they’re reused by someone else, there’s no need for such high production of new items since there will be lesser demand. Hence, clothing donation saves water by protecting it from polluting chemicals. Think back to the huge landfills

    Please note the production of nylon (clothes made of synthetic materials) involve great greenhouse gas emissions, and nylon breaks down in the washing machines and causes a buildup of microplastics in our water systems.

    4. Lowers the Carbon Footprint in the Environment

    Certain fibers in mass-produced clothing don’t break down at all. As mentioned before, Textiles can take up to 200+ years to decompose in landfills. These textiles in landfills, release the most dangerous chemicals to our environment and the emissions contribute a large amount of greenhouse gases every year.

    Additionally, the production of new clothes requires a lot of power along with water. The more power you need, the bigger the emissions of greenhouse gases.

    The donation of clothing will ensure that all the water and energy that was used in the creation of new garments will not simply go to waste. The longer the clothing is used is in circulation, lesser clothes will be produced and discarded at landfills.

    5. A Circular Economy with a Sustainable Lifestyle

    By donating used clothing, you contribute to reuse, recycle and it is used for as long as possible, then recycled.

    Creating a circular economy that builds a sustainable environment where things don’t go to waste as easily, and where everything is being used to its maximum potential. Sustainable living leads to a brighter future for all of you.

    By donating clothes you do good for others, the environment and to yourself. Time to act and be responsible. Take one step at a time, you can book a doorstep pick with us at www.happieesouls.com and we deliver directly to our NGO and upcycle partners in need.

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