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Happy World Recycling Day!

March 18, 2020

 

Hello recycling warriors! Today, we are all thinking about how we can recycle our single-use plastics, aluminum cans, glass bottles and scrap papers. But, did you know that fashion is the 3rd highest polluting industry in the world? 

 

  • It’s estimated that less than 1 percent of the material used to produce clothing is recycled into something more. That’s about a loss of 100 billion USD worth of materials every year ( MacArthur Foundation, 2017) 

  • By 2030, it’s expected that fashion waste will increase to a 148 million ton  problem (Global Fashion Agenga & BCG, 2017) 

  • Only 15 percent of consumers recycle their used clothing. 

  • Singapore is no exception, 1/3 of Singaporeans dispose of their clothing after wearing it once (YouGov, 2017) 

  • But if you extend the life of your clothes by just nine months, you can reduce the environmental impact by as much as 30 percent. 

 

With fashion waste drowning our planet and dwindling our resources, it is imperative that we think about our disposal habits when it comes to our fashion items. 

 

So, how can we recycle our fashion? Apart from donating to charities and selling to second hand shops - Repairing, Restoring and Upcycling is a creative and innovative solution not only to our environmental crisis and but refreshing our wardrobes at the same time.  

 

 

 Image Source: Teen Vogue 

 

 

When we extend the life of our items, we significantly reduce the waste that goes to landfills. Many waste materials contain harmful chemicals that contribute to land, water and air pollution. At the same time, we conserve limited resources by eliminating the need for fresh raw materials and labor production costs. 

 

Plus, extending the shelf life of your beloved piece will save you money in the long run, give you a greater bang for your buck and a greater story to tell. 

 

At Honest Crafters, we are front liners in closing the loop and in support of fashion sustainability at large. We believe in the value of our belongings and investing in your pieces instead of simply throwing it away. As leather connoisseurs and being in the business for over a decade, it is our promise of top craftsmanship at honest prices. 

We provide a variety of repair and restoration services for bags and shoes such as color restorations, re-dyes, zip repairs, leather replacements and more.  

 

 Mending the damage done through the bag by replacing the Vachetta Leather, closing up the hole and it already look much more aesthetically pleasing!

 

 Replacing the entire soles while ensuring comfort and safety for our customer. 

 

 

Happy World Recycling Day! Join us in saving the planet and get a quote today through our various social media platforms.

 

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Simply drop us a message and we will get back to you accordingly! :)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sources: 

https://sg.yougov.com/en-sg/news/2017/12/06/fast-fashion/ 

https://www.rubiconglobal.com/blog/14-sustainable-fashion-facts/ 

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