Christmas Dinner Pre-Orders Now Open!
Whether you’re hosting an intimate dinner or a family feast, we’ve got the turkey and all the trimmings you need to enjoy Christmas with your loved ones. Pre-order by December 20 for pickup on December 22–23.
As fast fashion fills the landfills, we are starting to see a change in the fashion air. Shopping for clothing is not only about fashion anymore, but also includes considering function, sustainability, durability, longevity, ethically-sourced and earth-friendly materials.
There is so much to consider and so many more choices available, from garments that do not need to be washed every time you wear them to garments made from recycled materials and footwear made to last more than a year; the list goes on and on.
Old sweaters can be fashioned into mitts.
Old blankets into pet beds.
Men’s ties into cool vests, purses, pillows and skirts.
Jeans into shorts or skirts.
Assorted jeans cut up for a patchwork comforter.
Sweater sleeves into wine bottle covers or slippers or socks.
Hot pot trivets can be made from many fabrics.
Halloween costumes. Let your imagination and creativity shine.
Sustainability of clothing and other textiles – is a very complex issue due to environmental impact of synthetic fibres, the dying of natural fibres, the huge amount of water needed for manufacturing and the toxins involved in the production of fibres and fabrics.
Recycling of fibres is also gaining popularity and diverts more waste from the landfill. Consider garments made with recycled polyester, recycled nylon, recycled wool and recycled cotton.
Some plant-based fibres like ramie, organic cotton, linen and hemp have a lower environmental impact than their counterparts such as wool, cotton, viscose, modal, rayon, bamboo and cashmere.
Some new fibres, such as orange fibre and pineapple fibre come from byproducts of the juice industry, so there are no extra resources needed to grow them.
As consumers, we can become more aware and seek out garments made of recycled or sustainable fibres and then perhaps manufacturers and the fashion industry will follow.