If, like Peta Stephenson, you’re starting to understand a $5 tee that literally risks the lives of people is too high a price to pay, perhaps it’s time to reflect more deeply on your fashion choices. There are, after all, undeniable links between we fashionistas and the real fashion victims. At the very least do we all need to ask ourselves what price fast fashion?
We have so many clothes, shoes, belts, hats and scarves jam-packed into our wardrobes that it’s sometimes hard to get a handle on how much of it we’re actually wearing. How do we figure out what’s on high rotation and what almost never sees the light of day? Peta Stephenson has a nifty coat hanger trick to help you make the most of your wardrobe.
It’s love at first sight. Your dream dress. You can hardly believe your luck. It’s in a colour you love, the fabric feels great and you can already imagine yourself wearing it, making marvelously witty conversation in different fabulous scenarios. But is it a wise investment? Introducing the cost per wear formula.
Lady Dresswell is our new monthly sustainable fashion column by stylist Peta Stephenson. She says that thinking of clothes as Fabric Friends helps us prolong the lifespan of our dearly beloveds. It also helps us think about the kind of community we’re creating in our wardrobes. We want our friends to get along, right?