FashionCreative ways to make clothes last longer Fashion images that saturate our news feeds help the industry bring in a whopping £26 billion to our economy. On average we each spend £640 on clothes per year and collectively throw out almost 300,000 tonnes of clothing. One third of this has barely been worn! This is men and women alike with men only wearing 13% of the clothing in their wardrobes. Maintaining your style without throwing away your old things is easier than you think, and can save you money. Take a look at the events, blogs and top tips to give you a few threads of thought. 3 things you can do today Beat fast fashion. Be aware of impluse buys and think about whether you really want or need something. This will help you buy less, but better. Love seconds. Find some gems in second hand clothes shops or swap clothes and accessories you no longer want with your friends and family. You could even revamp something old with a few embellishments. Get some tips in our Make, do and mend handbook. Care for your clothes. Simple actions like washing clothes at 30ºC, only ironing when necessary and reducing tumble drying can make your clothes last much longer - read more about 'Clever Care'. Go a bit further - run your own campaign. Home Do something Top tips Blog Ideas bank Fashion FAUX satire fashion magazine is back and we're looking for submissions Are you a photographer, illustrator, creative writer, designer? We're looking for contributions to the second edition of FAUX, a satirical fashion magazine that will be published to co-incide with Black Friday 2017. Cash prize for winning entries! What is FAUX? Faux is a satirical magazine highlighting the silly side of the fashion industry and raising awareness of the 300,000 tonnes of textiles that end up being thrown away each year. To see last year’s FAUX and the previous winners head to this page. The alternative fashion magazine FAUX is back for its second year to challenge the status quo this Black Friday. What do I need to do? We’re looking for pieces to include in the next FAUX magazine. In particular, we're after submissions in the following categories: Creative Writing: Storytelling, poetry, interviews, opinion pieces about growing up in a world of abundance. 500 words max Photography: Showcasing creative objects and crafts, spoof fashion shoots and adverts. Portrait with captions or photo collages. Illustration and Graphics: Infographics, cartoons, storyboards, spoof adverts, illustrated instructions. What's the prize? Two entries will be selected by the Hubbub team to win a cash prize of £100. Runners up will receive £40. How do I submit? To ask questions or submit your piece, email [email protected]. Deadline: 5pm, Friday 10 November 2017. Download the FAUX magazine brief here. Booking for this event has now closed.