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Sustainable Clothing: Join the Slow Fashion Movement

Helping the Planet with Sustainable Clothing: Join the Slow Fashion Movement and Participate in Second Hand September.

We all love a good deal on threads, but does our planet? Oil is the largest industrial polluter in the world. The second-largest is the apparel industry. Surprised?

Read this sobering list*:

– Cheap synthetic fibres 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.

– Cotton is the world’s single largest pesticide-consuming crop, using 24% of all insecticides and 11% of all pesticides globally, adversely affecting soil and water.

– Plastic microfibers 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.

The clothing we choose to buy and wear has a tremendous impact on the environment. We can lessen the negative impacts by electing to purchase pre-loved clothing over brand new clothing, and buying less clothing in general.

Citations:
Forbes: Making Climate Change Fashionable, the Garment Industry takes on Global Warming

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