Thanks to online retailers, inexpensive clothing is easy to find these days. But is the environmental impact of these fast fashion companies worth the savings? The Moore County Climate Crisis Working Group will answer this question and more at “Sustainable Fashion,” a program for adults and teens at the Southern Pines Public Library on Saturday, Oct. 14, at 2 p.m.
The Climate Crisis Working Group is dedicated to increasing climate change awareness and inspiring effective action across Moore County and beyond. Recently, at the library, they visited the STEAM and ATLAS programs to present information about recycling to K-5 students. On Aug. 30, in partnership with the Sunrise Theater, the NAACP, and the League of Women Voters, they screened the film “The Story of Plastic,” with a panel discussion afterward. The program at the Southern Pines Public Library represents their continued efforts to engage with residents about these important issues.
“I have spent many years being concerned about our impact on our environment. As a mother and grandmother, I want to make sure future generations have clean air and water and healthy food,” says Jan Sutton, CCWG member and volunteer. “I finally decided it was time to put my words into actions, a time to do something about it, to learn and to educate. I was lucky enough to find this organization as a means toward that end.”
“Sustainable Fashion” will help attendees understand what “fast fashion” means. The CCWG will also share information about how to build a sustainable wardrobe and demonstrate practical tips for mending and upcycling your existing wardrobe.