Upcycling: The ethical way to do fashion
23 April 2014 Last updated at 21:47 BST
Clothing is one of the basics of life - it keeps us warm and comfortable and plays a crucial role in forming the identity we present to the world .
The collapse of a Bangladeshi garment factory in 2012 highlighted the risks associated with cheap fashion.
So are we guilty of waste by spending too much on clothing - and buying things we do not actually need?
There is a drive to get us to be more ethical when it comes to buying clothes - and it involves spending less and recycling more.
Vishala Sri-Pathma reports.