Thursday, January 26, 2023

    Be Inspired by Team HS #LittleChanges

    “It would take 13 years for one person to drink the water needed to make one cotton t-shirt and a pair of jeans”

    We understand that stats like this can be totally overwhelming. Fashion is the second most polluting industry in the world, but as a consumer it’s not always clear how you can help. We aim to inspire you all to be part of the solution, so are sharing with you all of the #littlechanges that the Hirestreet team make in our daily lives, that are easy to stick to and work towards the goal of reducing our carbon footprint.

    Lotti, Head of Design

    “I only buy clothes that I can dress up or down from casual to smart, like buying a pair of trousers I could style for the office but also for after-work drinks.”

    Mark, CTO

    “As a family, we try to use as many pass it on sites and Facebook groups to make sure our unwanted stuff (mainly kids clothes and toys etc.) gets used by other people.”

    Emily, Head of Operations

    “I make more of a conscious effort to walk to places now instead of driving (within reason) and doing meal plans to reduce food waste, which I used to be soo bad for”

    Isabella, CEO

    “I don’t let myself buy anything new unless I first donate something to charity, give to a friend, or sell on ebay or depop. That way my total number of wardrobe items remain constant.”

    Ben, Developer

    “I recently swapped all bulbs in my house to LED smart bulbs that turn off when nobody is in the room. I also started growing herbs on the kitchen window sill and wove a few homemade draft excluders using old clothing. That was all stuff I did when I was part of the Ikea’s Live Lagom program, they did workshops each month.”

    Em, Head of Marketing

    “I only buy items of clothing that are staples and I know I will wear at least 15 times. Everything else I rent (or borrow from my friends or sister).”

    Emma, Head Buyer

    “I have reduced my meat consumption by committing to meat-free days a couple of times a week”

    Alan, Developer

    “I aim to cycle everywhere that I can, other than that I take public transport rather than the car.”

    Lots of #littlechanges can make a big difference…

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