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Reducing your fashion footprint: tips to help save the world
又酷又環保:穿衣撇步報你知

■ 聰明選擇服裝質料纖維。廉價的棉及合成纖維對環境造成的傷害極大。棉花的種植使用大量的水和殺蟲劑,不利環境永續發展。應選擇混合有機棉的麻纖維、蠶絲,以及lyocel或modal天然纖維。

■ 將棉視為高級纖維。購買有機認證的棉製品──有機棉不施農藥、不造成環境負擔──並打算穿它好幾年。

■ 別太常洗衣服。一般洗衣行程會讓合成纖維釋出成千上萬個微小塑膠碎片,然後排到水道中。把牛仔褲放進冰箱冷凍庫,在冷凍狀態下去除污垢。已發現抓毛絨(fleece)所釋出的塑膠纖維最多。

■ 服裝及配件用租的,可利用市面上的租借商家。

■ 刪除手機裡的購物應用程式,並發誓戒除在Instagram網購衣服的習慣。若要治裝,到店裡去買。去實際感受衣服的質料纖維和做工──特別是接縫的部份──並確保衣服穿起來合身。

■ 如果衣服必須乾洗,請使用環保工序,因為傳統的乾洗會汙染土壤、空氣和水。

(台北時報林俐凱編譯)

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Questions

1. What is “fast fashion?” Have you been to any fast fashion stores? What are the plus points of those stores and their products?

2. What are the disadvantages of “fast fashion?”

3. How long do you typically keep your clothes for?

4. What action has the international community taken to tackle the environmental impact of the fashion industry?

5. What changes can we make in our daily lives to reduce the carbon footprint of our clothing?

(Lin Lee-kai, Taipei Times)

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