Sustainable Christmas Jumper Day
Monday 9th December
Novelty jumpers are one of the most popular (and now somewhat traditional) ways of getting into the festive spirit. Not only this, the advent of Christmas Jumperday means that they serve the important purpose of helping raise money for some very important causes.
That said, the annual craze of christmas jumper wearing is having a far from positive effect on the environment. With these knits typically made from cheap, plastic materials and plastic based embellishments, they are the epitome of all that we should be trying to move against in our fashion choices.
The problem is not helped by the throwaway nature of these items, with one in three under 35s reportedly buying a new jumper each year, and one in four jumpers ending up in the bin or the bottom of the wardrobe.
This isn’t to say we shouldn’t join in on the fun of sporting a festive knit, just that it pays to look at a more environmentally friendly ways of partaking in the annual office party dress up .
The ‘Whale of a Christmas’ jumper is made from recycled plastic bottles and recycled organic cotton. It is produced to Global Recycle Standard (GRS) and supported by the Fair Wear Foundation (FWF), which is an independent, non-profit organisation that works with companies and factories to improve labour conditions for garment workers. More details can be found on their website.