IS FASHION THE 3RD LARGEST POLLUTER TO THE ENVIRONMENT?
ARE MICROFIBRES AND HARMFUL CHEMICALS RELEASED INTO OUR OCEANS FROM TEXTILE WASHING?
DO CLOTHES MADE FROM POLYESTER TAKE 200 YEARS TO DECOMPOSE?
DOES IT TAKE 2,700 LITERS OF WATER TO MAKE ONE COTTON T-SHIRT?
DOES MODERN DAY SLAVERY IN THE GARMENT INDUSTRY EXIST?
ARE THE PLANET’S NATURAL RESOURCES DIMINISHING?
IS IT POSSIBLE TO RECYCLE OLD TEXTILE WASTE INTO NEW FABRIC WITH MODERN TECHNOLOGY?
ARE THERE PLANET FRIENDLY ALTERNATIVES TO COTTON AND POLYESTER?
Does the average American throw away nearly 70 pounds of clothes per year?
Is only around 1% of clothing is reused or recycled, making a huge amount of fashion products end up as waste in landfills or incinerated?
Are 12.8M tons of clothing estimated to end up in landfills every year?
Does global textile production emit 1.2 billion tons of greenhouse gases annually (more than international flights and maritime shipping combined)?
Is the fashion industry responsible for up to 10% of global CO2 emissions, 20% of the world's industrial wastewater, 24% of insecticides, and 11% of pesticides used?
Is there growing water scarcity? The current usage level of 79 billion cubic meters annually is very concerning, because textile production mostly takes place in areas of freshwater stress.
Does eliminating synthetic materials used in clothing products help prevent harmful synthetics and microfibers from ending up in our natural environment?
Do 34% of microplastics found in oceans come from textiles? And, do the majority come from Polyethylene, acrylic, and elastane?
Does the clothing industry have one of the highest negative impacts on the planet?
Do clothing production processes such as high water usage, pollution from chemical treatments (used in dying and preparation), and disposal of large amounts of unsold clothing through incineration or landfill deposits (which are hazardous to the environment) destroy our planet?
Global Fashion Agenda
Clean Clothes Campaign
UN Environment Programme
Good on You
World Wildlife Fund
Know The Chain
The Business of Fashion