By now, you've probably seen some of the numbers: We're buying more than five times as many clothes as we did in 1980, and 84 percent of them are ending up in a landfill to (very, very slowly) decompose—but not without leaving a heap of chemicals behind. On top of the long-term environmental damage, our obsession with new clothes has caused companies to cut corners with production, and many garment factories around the world fall somewhere on the scale of unethical to downright dangerous.
In order to stop feeding into this destructive "in today, gone tomorrow" fashion mentality, we all need to start seeing our clothes as investments that grow with us. Given that we sweat, jump, twist, and sometimes even brunch in our athleisure, it's no wonder that it's often the first thing to go. But instead of tossing aside that pair of yoga pants you spilled green juice all over or tank top you ripped a hole in during one particularly intense HIIT session, why not repurpose them?
This video will show you how to turn worn-out clothes into brand-new pieces for the sake of the Earth and your wallet. Get ready, get set, get crafting.