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Jaden Smith is all about buying less

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Because keeping up with the trends doesn’t have to cost the Earth…

Jaden Smith

We know shopping can be a big part of your life. So we hope that a little bit of our advice on buying responsibly and sustainably has rubbed off on you, and that by now you’ve started making smart shopping choices so you can buy less too.

One kid who’s taken our advice to heart is After Earth star Jaden Smith. In a recent interview with Esquire, his dad, Will Smith, disused how Jaden loved to be a bit frugal when it comes to fashion:

“It’s such a strange thing. Jaden, my 16-year-old, he has one pair of shoes. He has three pair of pants and he has five shirts. Total.

“He has refused to be a slave to money. I so respect that. The younger generation is less of an ownership generation, anyway. And it’s such an interesting thing to watch, because I came from a middle-class background, but, you know, our lights and gas would be cut off from not paying the bill.

“I grew up in a house where you would need the kerosene heaters in the winter in case the bills didn’t get paid. And he’s from the complete other end of the spectrum.

“And it’s so interesting to me that from growing up in that space, he could see the need for things in a way that he’s rejecting. He’s like, ‘I’m not gonna let myself need things in that way’—but I would like him to get another pair of shoes.”

May we suggest a nice pair of TOMS?

And here’s Will Smith and Jaden Smith in action on The Graham Norton Show now…

frankensteinHere comes the science bit…

GC articles show you a few ways to live greener…

Be a winner, not a binner (recycling and upcyling tips) /
Turn down the heat (using less energy at home) /
Green me up, Scotty (simple choices you can make to be greener) /
/ Travel light (ditching the car/plane) /

Pic: PA Images.

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