Here’s the third in the series of the Chronicles of the Compost Fairy.
In her own words …
“This month the Compost Fairy is thinking about clothing. Her own magical clothes are made of compostables like burlap and paper.
“Not everyone can dress as she does, but there are still ways to dress sustainably. Buy less and avoid throw-away fashion. Opt for simple, versatile pieces in natural fibres. Wash clothes inside out in cold water to save energy and make clothes last. Repair them, and when that’s not possible, repurpose. Turn long sleeves into short sleeves, long pants into shorts or capris. Old T-shirts can easily be made into tote bags, scarves, skirts, almost anything. A pullover becomes a cardigan, an old sweater a cushion cover. Give your creativity free rein in your closet! And of course, donating to and buying thrift and consignment keeps clothes recirculating.
“North Americans send a staggering 26 billion pounds of textiles to landfill sites every year.”
- Chronicles of the Compost Fairy: Debut appearance at Sooke
- Chronicles of the Compost Fairy: Second in the series