The figures are truly sobering when it comes to fast fashion:
- 100 billion new clothes were sold in 2000 (Ellen MacArthur Foundation). 15 years later that figure doubled!
- According to a 2018 UN report, the fashion industry produces 10% of annual global carbon emissions.
- Only 10-20% of clothing donated to thrift stores is sold! (the rest end up in 3rd world countries which contributes to more problems by negatively to their local industries).
Here are the options for reducing your clothing's impact on the planet:
1. Mend and alter garments. By rotating
2. Buy second hand
3. Swap with friends
4. Wash your clothes less often (they will last longer)
5. Buy biodegradable clothing like Body4real Pure Organic Cotton clothing. Organic uses far less resources than ordinary cotton.
If clothes express who we are, what do you want your clothes to say about you?
Watch this video by CNN: