For 19-Year-Old Xiye Bastida, Joy Is an Essential Part of Climate Activism

For 19-Year-Old Xiye Bastida, Joy Is an Essential Part of Climate Activism

5/6/2021 7:16:00 AM

For 19-Year-Old Xiye Bastida, Joy Is an Essential Part of Climate Activism

The star of Levi's Buy Better, Wear Longer campaign tells ELLE.com: “We're choosing this line of work for life.”

, you can receive two free repairs and two free hems a year.)The mission matches up with Bastida's own approach to shopping; she avoids fast fashion and looks for secondhand clothing made out of durable materials. “I'm looking for clothes that are going to last long,” she says. “What I like about a lot of the Levi's products that I've seen is they literally have tags telling you:

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You should wash this every 10 uses.It's not only the brand making their clothes better but also giving some tips about how to take better care of your clothes.”Levi'sThe campaign is also a way to combat what Bastida calls “throwaway culture,” where we don't consider that throwing something away simply means moving it out of our sight. “[These items] end up in landfills, they end up in the ocean, they end up polluting communities,” she says, noting that

of plastic waste actually gets recycled. “We shouldn't live in a system that's so much about throwing things away but actually building relationships with the things that we own.” Read more: ELLE Magazine (US) »

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For 19-Year-Old Xiye Bastida, Joy Is an Essential Part of Climate ActivismThe star of Levi's Buy Better, Wear Longer campaign tells ELLE.com: “We're choosing this line of work for life.”