Competition to upcycle your summer wardrobe

The Green school committee in Pres want you combat fast fashion, upcycle a piece of clothing from your wardrobe and enter our competition.

The fast fashion trend is responsible for high carbon emissions, water pollution and a large amount of landfill waste. The fashion industry emits more than 1 billion tons of CO2 equivalent per year. According to the Institute of Sustainable Communication, the clothing industry is the world’s second largest clean water polluter. With the upcoming summer we need to start considering the implications our actions have on the environment and society and how much damage we could create in a short amount of time.
85% of garment workers are paid 2-6 percent a piece, which is not enough to sustain them and their families. They are also forced to work in unsafe and poorly ventilated factories. So if you think of it, for every fast fashion piece you buy you’re supporting an endless chain of businesses that make money off discrimination against the Equality acts.
As summer season starts many of you will be looking forward to a whole new wardrobe. Pres Green school committee want you to enter our competition to upcycle something you already own.
To share your green style, all you need to do is upcycle a piece of clothing from your wardrobe, send a before and after pic, along with a brief description about how you made changes. Send your entries to greenschools@prestralee.ie before the 14th of May.
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