Another story for sustainable fashion is that a few months ago, I had some formal functions with my family. Getting nice dresses can be a pain on the pocket. You need to go to a nice boutique, choose a fabric, give your designs and then wait for the designer to come up with a lump sum that could almost make you faint. So, I decided that I wouldn’t go to a fancy boutique nor buy expensive fabrics. Instead, I took some of my mom’s old sarees and went to the tailor or “didi”. We then decided to make a gown and some other dresses out of it. I was a bit nervous about the outcome but when the final product was made, I was very much happy. The cost was one-third less of what would have been charged in a boutique and the product was quite good. Here, I not only saved money but also gave didi an opportunity to do something she wouldn’t have done otherwise. Also, the resources were greatly minimized reducing more than half the waste that would have been produced if I had opted for boutique. It felt good to reduce waste by reusing the existing pieces of clothes.