Amazing fashion facts;
Nearly 70 million barrels of oil are used each year to make the world’s polyester fibre, which is now the most commonly used fibre in our clothing. But it takes hundreds of years to decompose.
More than 150 billion garments are produced annually, enough to provide 20 new garments to every person on the planet, every year.
Americans throw away about 70 lbs of clothing per person every year.
Fast fashion garments, which we wear less than 5 times and keep for 35 days, produce over 400% more carbon emissions per item per year than garments worn 50 times and kept for a full year.
Synthetic fibres; polyester, nylon also emit gasses like N2O, which is 300 times more damaging than CO2.
Over 70 million trees are logged every year and turned into fabrics like rayon, viscose, modal and lyocell.
Plastic microfibres shed from our synthetic clothing into the water supply account for 85% of the human-made material found along ocean shores, threatening marine wildlife and ending up in our food supply.
The fashion industry is the second biggest polluter of freshwater resources on the planet.
A quarter of the chemicals produced in the world are used in textiles.
Why are there no chemicals listed on clothing labels.
“The clothing we choose to wear everyday has an enormous impact on the planet and its people. Our clothing can either continue to be a major part of the problem, or it can be an enormous part of getting our planet on track. The choice is ultimately ours. We can vote at the ballot box for strong climate measures and vote at the cash register for clean clothes.” - Maxine Bédat

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