What is Sustainable Fashion and How Does it Affect the Price?

We take a look at what sustainable fashion means and how much it affects the price of updating our wardrobes.

A green jumper with a label saying it's recyclable
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Living sustainably is something we are all striving for. However, sometimes we’re overloaded with information and left asking how affordable a sustainable life is. 

The subject of sustainable fashion is an especially hot topic, and rightly so. According to OxfamIt’s estimated that more than two tonnes of clothing are bought each minute in the UK, more than any other country in Europe. That amount produces nearly 50 tonnes of carbon emission, the same as driving 162,00 miles in a car”.

Sarah-Jane Outten

Hi, I’m SJ. I’m an editor and content executive here at MyVoucherCodes. I started my journey here as a deals expert which gave me the skills to become a money-saving expert. You can find my tips and recommendations in various publications including The Sun, The Mirror, and The Telegraph.

I gained a degree in English Literature and Creative Writing in 2018, and I’ve put my writing skills into many projects since then. My portfolio at sarahjaneoutten.com includes my work with Cardiff Times, Buzz Magazine and more. 

I write poetry and short stories for pleasure and enjoy getting creative with watercolours and lino printing. I hope that I can merge my love of writing and art into a children's book in the future - watch this space!