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How to buy great fashion that doesn’t cost the earth

By Hannah Marriott

11 Jul 2022 · 5 min read

Journalist Lucy Siegel has a tip when it comes to shopping sustainably: only buy garments you can see yourself wearing 100 times.

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Do a wardrobe audit

In the UK, the average person owns 115 items of clothing, 30 of which have never been worn. So, before you buy any more, go through your whole wardrobe. Pull everything out; reacquaint yourself with that once-loved dress and consider whether repairs or alterations would breathe new life into what you already have.

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