You’re doing your best to eat a clean diet, make an effort to recycle your garbage and are doing all you know to live a healthy lifestyle.
Did you know that recycling your clothes can boost your self esteem, improve your health, save money and reduce pollution that causes global warming?
In this interview for the Natural Healing Show for UK Health Radio, medical intuitive healer Catherine Carrigan interviews online fashion reseller Diana Fella of www.educatedfashion.com.
Full confession: I love wearing stunning clothes.
After all my 26 years teaching yoga and eating well, I enjoy searching far and wide for the latest styles that make me feel beautiful.
And as a medical intuitive healer, I often find myself identifying your power color, your sexy color and even believe it or not what your ideal style type is so that you can express on the outside your own unique beauty of who you are on the inside.
You may think you have to spend $250 to buy an on-trend dress.
Little do many people realize you can find the latest fashions – new with tags – often for less than $25 on websites like Ebay, Poshmark and Mercari.
When people compliment me on my outfits, I often can’t myself from blurting out, “I got this dress for $20 on Ebay” or “I bought this top for $7 on Poshmark.”
My boyfriend has often remarked, “You have got to stop telling people the price of your clothes – just accept the compliment!”
When you shop on these websites, you may find brand new clothes or gently used clothing in great condition for less than you would pay at a traditional retailer.
Who doesn’t love a bargain?
But there’s a bigger picture here than just saving money.
Those who learn to shop ethically discover that when you buy online for recycled fashions or discover your latest fad at a local thrift store you reduce pollution that leads to global warming.
Few people are aware that the fashion industry is the third largest user of water in the world after the oil and paper industries.
The fashion industry currently uses enough water to quench the thirst of 110 million people for an entire year.
Experts also estimate the fashion industry is the second largest polluter in the world.
After the use of water to produce clothes, the environmental impacts of garment production include microfibers in our oceans, toxic chemicals that affect the health of people everywhere, greenhouse gas emissions and rainforest destruction.
The bright colored styles you love contribute to the 20 percent of industrial water pollution from textile treatments and dyeing.
Synthetic materials such as polyester and nylon lead to an estimated 190,000 tons of textile microfibers that end up in oceans every year.
There’s the planetary impacts of looking fashionable.
Then there’s the dark side of how our fashion addiction affects less fortunate people in other parts of the world.
These workers literally pay with their own mental and physical health to produce clothes to make us look good.
Most of our clothes are made in places where worker’s rights are nonexistent.
You have every right to want to boost your self esteem by looking your best, but when you peel back the curtain on how your clothes were made in Sri Lanka, China, India, Cambodia, Malaysia, Bangladesh and Indonesia, you will discover that most garment workers in those countries are paid less than a living wage.
When you buy recycled fashions, you reduce the demand for companies to produce more clothes from people working for slave wages in toxic factories.
Shopping in an ethical way empowers you to look as gorgeous as you want, reduces financial stress on your family and lessens the burden of global pollution.
So how can you become an even smarter shopper?
Online fashion reseller Diana Fella of www.educatedfashion.com can show you how.
Questions addressed in this interview include:
Why is the fashion industry one of the top polluters in the world and how does pollution from the clothing industry affect global warming and the health of each and every one of us?
How can people all over the world buy and sell recycled clothing through Ebay, Poshmark and Mercari?
Why does the fashion industry use 10 percent of the world’s fresh water?
How does the fashion industry contribute to an estimated 10 percent of the world’s toxic chemicals?
What happens to the average of 70 pounds of clothing that the average American throws away every year?
How can recycling clothing online help reduce pollution throughout the world?
How is fast fashion connected to self-image and women’s health?
How can finding our personal style boost our self esteem?
So many women believe they have to lose weight or change something about their body to feel beautiful. What in your opinion do women really need to do to feel beautiful?
How can we save money by purchasing recycled clothing?
How does reducing pollution from the clothing industry help the health of workers in far off lands such as India and China?
How can women go about discovering their personal style in a cost effective way?
Financial stress and worrying about money is one of the top 3 sources of stress. How can saving money buying recycled clothing reduce financial stress?
Why is it so important for our total well being for women to feel beautiful and fashionable?
When we want to be healthy naturally, so many of us start by working on the inside – exercising, eating better, changing our thoughts. How can working from the outside in by changing our appearance create profound transformation?
What is healing? You heal the entire planet when you change the way you shop for clothes.
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