Re-use. Re-love. Remarkable!
According to the Huffington Post, the average American threw away 81 pounds of clothing in 2016 – that’s about 26 billion pounds of textile going to the dump! According to some surveys, 95% of all these clothes could have been re-used or recycled. Or if they were totally wrecked they could have been used as patches like in the good old days. Waste not, want not!
Textile waste goes into our soil and produces greenhouse gases including carbon dioxide and methane. But listen it’s oh so easy to re-use a big chunk of your old clothes.
And as this tutorial is going to show you, re-using clothes does not mean they have to look old, dirty, saggy or worn-out.
All you need is a bit of free time and enthusiasm, and the guidance of someone who’s done it before – in this case, the guys and girls at Troom Troom.
Check out this video for ideas on how to breathe new life into old t-shirts, shorts, sneakers, jeans and even sunglasses!
You’ll be shown how to upfunk old trainers like the ones in the picture below. So cute. I would definitely be pairing these up with a little summer dress or cut-offs.
Try it out – not only is it good for the environment, but it will look original. The fact that you’ve added a personal touch to your clothes is only going to increase their meaning and value.