The Sustainable Fashion Club hosted its annual clothing drive for the second year starting Monday, May 16, during lunch. At the club’s table, student volunteers collected clothes from students from Monday to Thursday. On Friday, students will take home the clothing item of their choice.
The event was created to spread awareness about the environmental benefits of repurposing old clothes. The club spent several weeks coordinating with Student Executive Council to plan the clothing drive.
Sustainable Fashion Club Vice President Zara Mukhtar hopes that the event will provide an example of sustainability in the local community and help students clean out their closets. “A bunch of seniors are leaving for college and cleaning out their closet and deciding what or what not to take,” she said. “This is a really helpful event for them. We wanted to show people a real-life example (of) what you can organize in your community.”
Club member junior Anna Rodden noted that the contributions students make — however small — can have an impact. “I feel like sustainable fashion is a really accessible way to get into (climate crisis issues),” she said. “It’s a fun way of getting into how to do things more sustainably. We are trying to publicize this way that you can help the earth, even if it’s in a small way. ”
Aside from participating in the clothing drive, the Sustainable Fashion Club suggests partaking in sustainable practices by thrifting, donating old clothes, being consciousMukhtar, of brands’ sustainability and shopping consciously throughout the year.