Beauty & Fashion

Beyond Black Friday: 12 ways to care for your clothes

In these times of relentless profligacy – when many of us have never learned or long forgotten the art of repairing – we offer a guide on how to sew, patch, darn and iron your way to prolonging the life of your wardrobe, so that you may think twice before that sale purchase today

It’s not just the fashion industry that has a massive waste problem. We all do. Our wardrobes are bulging with clothes, many of which we don’t wear. The number of garments produced globally has doubled since 2000 to more than 100bn items. If you are anything like me, you will feel as if you own a good proportion of them already.

Part of the reason retailers love Black Friday so much is because they have such huge excesses of stock to offload

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