1. The fashion industry causes 10% of all greenhouse gas emissions;
Producing more emissions than all international flights and shipping combined.
2. Every second, one garbage truck full of textiles is burned or sent to landfills and three in five items bought are thrown away within a year.
3. Washing one synthetic garment releases about 2.000 plastic microfibres,
which enter the ocean and the food chain.
4. It takes 2.700 litres of water to make one cotton shirt. That’s what one person drinks in 2.5 years.
5. Making and washing one pair of jeans emits the same CO2 as driving 69 miles.
6. 120 million trees are cut down every year to make clothes and 30% of the rayon and viscose used in fashion comes from endangered and ancient
forests.The chemicals degrade soil and pollute water.
7. Up to 16% of the world’s pesticides are used in cotton
sources: Ellen macarthur foundantion; Mckensey; Levi strauss;
National geographic; Rainforest activation network.