Month 2 has come and gone, much quicker than I expected it to! Here is my slow fashion spending summary for this month:
Total items: 1
Total Spending: About $18
Yes, I spent $18 on clothing this month, coming to around $150 so far this year.
(If you haven’t read January’s post yet, read it here).
What was this 1 item? Just a pair of black pantyhose I picked up in a rush on my way to work after discovering that my last pair had a giant hole in it. Made in Canada.
Though this Made in Canada stamp does make me feel better about the people behind the product, I started thinking about how often pantyhose rip and get thrown out, and what happens to them as they sit in a landfill somewhere. They’re made primarily of nylon, which takes 30 to 40 years to decompose and is not biodegradable. To quote Kate Black in her book Magnifeco:
…manufacturing nylon releases nitrous oxide, a greenhouse gas that is significantly stronger than carbon dioxide and causes global warming.
Not cool, nylon.
Did you challenge yourself to be more conscious of the clothing you buy this year? Let me know how it’s going in the comments below!