PLDN Talks – Sabrina Di Giulio – ‘5 Tips on Fashion Sustainability’


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Hello. This thing up. All right. Hello, my name is Sabrina. I’m freelance at the moment. I’m working at a music supervision agency, and I also work with a music library. So this actually has nothing to do with the music industry. One of my side hustles, uh, besides managing an artist, Stella Talpo, go check her out.

I Side hustle as a stylist, um, album artwork to just content to, um, music videos. My latest being Nadine Shah’s latest single goats for love. Something that I’ve become recently passionate about is sustainability. And fashion. Essentially the fashion industry is the second, um, top polluter of the planet.

Clothes are mass-produced in the dying process. And I love clothes. I just think it’s such a great way to express your mood, to express your individuality. It’s kind of art in itself, how you put stuff together, how things are made. Oh, man. Have you ever seen an Haute couture fashion runway show? They are incredible.

It literally is art on your body. It’s amazing. Um, however, it can seem frivolous and  just unnecessary. Um, so I’ve come up with five questions that I’ve shared with people who I’ve worked with before on their wardrobe. Some to help them be more sustainable in their thinking. Ask yourself these five questions next time you want to buy something.

The first one is, is the quality of the fabric worth the money? This is a major one. So many brands overcharge for terribly made stuff. Just check a label and ask yourself if you really want to spend 80 pounds on something that’s polyester. Um, chances are it won’t last. It’ll feel like crap after a few washes and you’ve essentially wasted your money because you most likely won’t wear that item of clothing for a long time.

Um, number two, is it in or out of season? And if it’s out of season, will I wear it next season? Spending a bit of more money on quality. On practical. You think you’re going to not wear it next season because it’s like the cutest crop tops. Sorry guys. Maybe not for you, but it’s the cutest crop top, uh, with puffy sleeves and you like it, but you’re not sure you’re going to wear puffy sleeves next season.

Just don’t buy it because chances are you won’t. Um, if you are prepared to wear it for the next season as well, I. E. if you’re buying something in the winter and you’re prepared to wear it next winter, you know, go for it. If you feel like you can style it with stuff. Two seasons. I think you got this. Um, three.

If it’s something like a co-nord set or it’s a skirt and a top, kind of where it separately, like as in if you want to buy it together, can I wear it separately? If you can wear it separately, why not? If I can wear it separately, what are three to five pieces I can wear it with? That you already own. So if you really want that puffy sleeve top, what are you going to wear it with?

Don’t buy it and then be like, Oh, but I have to like buy a pair of jeans that go with it. No, no, no, no. Own what you want to wear it with first so that you’re not throwing it away. Cause chances are you might not find those jeans or you might not find those skirts that you want to wear with the top. And then.

That stuff just going to sit in your closet and never to be worn. Last question. What are three to five places and occasions that you can wear it to? I am so guilty of this. I will buy something and are used to be guilty of it. I am definitely changing, but um, I will buy something and then I’m, it’s like a fancy dress.

I mean, I live in London. Where am I going to this fancy dress? Nowhere. Really think about where you can wear it before you buy it. It will help you decide if you actually actually need it. So those are my five questions. They should help you in general, um, be less wasteful and your fashion. Once you go through your closet and you find things that you no longer want, there is a great program with thrift plus and Farfetch the online shop is you send your clothes to thrift plus and they put them up online for you and you pick a charity and proceeds for everything that is sold goes to the charity. So this is a great time to do something like that. Whoa. Overexposed and see you later.

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