One of my classes focuses on the sustainability of the fashion industry and the impact of consumer culture on our environment.  The professor gave us a choice of extra credit assignments: write a 15 page research paper, or participate in one of the ongoing research projects.  Naturally, being the lazy-but-grade-grabbing person that I am, I chose to be a guinea pig.  I am going to participate in the Fashion Detox project, which means I cannot purchase any new fashion item beginning next week, for 13 weeks. 

What do you think?  Do you think it will be easy or hard?

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  1. I made a change like this many years ago. I have never been a slave to fashion, so it was easier for me, perhaps, but this is what I do. I only buy bras, underwear, and jeans in retail stores, and I buy a few pairs at a time and wear them till they gasp their last dying breath (about 2-3 years). Other than that, I buy almost exclusively at thrift stores. The trick to avoid looking out of date, for me, is to select things that either never made a trend, or whose trend is long enough past that it looks new again. And most important, I buy only what I really love. If I love everything in my closet, I am less tempted to buy more stuff. Good luck to you!!

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