Every body loves fashion!
The World Ethical Apparel Roundtable,WEAR, by aiming to educate the fashion manufacturer and consumer alike with the sobering reality of current textile state made a gathering in Toronto in order to find a way to tackle this problem.
Based on fashion magazine you should know 10 facts about our clothes mentioned below:
1. Each year over 80 billion pieces of clothing are produced worldwide and three out of four garments will end up in landfills or be incinerated. Source: Greenpeace
2. North Americans consume more than four times the clothing they consumed in 1980. Source: Value Village
3. It can take 2,700 liters of water to produce the cotton needed to make a single t-shirt. Source: WWF
4. One load of washing uses 40 gallons of water. One load of drying uses 5 times more energy than washing. In fact, skipping the ironing and drying of your t-shirt, saves a third of its carbon footprint. Source: WWF
5. Canadians admit they still throw away over three trash bags of unwanted clothing a year. Source: Value Village
6. In landfill, the decomposing clothing releases methane, a harmful greenhouse gas. Source: Fashion Revolution
7. Worn or torn, all dry clothing, shoes and textiles can be donated or recycled. Source: Council for Textile Recycling
8. 80% of garment workers are women. Source: Fashion Revolution Assets
9. Child and forced labor exists in 9 countries producing 65% of the world’s cotton. Source: Responsible Sourcing Network
10. Designers are looking at ways to reduce their impact. Green Eileen is an offshoot of Eileen Fisher that sells gently worn Eileen Fisher clothing. This recycled clothing program reduces the brand’s environmental impact while generating income to support programs that improve the lives of women and girls. Source: Green Eileen
what can we do
These days environmental debate about fashion industry is very hot and this is the second most polluting industry in the world which has given it an important place in the discussion. So there is a serious need to take steps for addressing this issue. One of them is the idea of sustainability in fashion instead of fast fashion. Therefore, getting acquainted with this issue seems essential.
fast fashion or slow fashion
Fast fashion can be distinguished as cheap, very fashionable, which samples ideas from the runways or celebrity culture. Then shift them into clothes in high street stores at rapid speed. This term used by retailers and designers to explain a widely implemented case and business pattern. Slow fashion production unlike fast one ensures the quality of products to extend the longevity of the garment.
Efforts to preserve the environment are continued.