It takes 713 gallons of water to make one cotton T-shirt. That’s
how much the average person drinks in 2.5 years.
T-shirts, button-ups, denim, suits,
In one year, polyester textile
production releases just as much greenhouse gases as 185 coal-fired power plants.
Workout clothes, dresses, suits,
Spandex requires toxic
chemicals to produce and can take up to 200 years to break down in landfills.
Workout clothes, dresses, denim,
anything with stretch
Wool is harvested from sheep
often exposed to pesticides that can be toxic for the environment.
Knits, suits, outerwear
Synthetic fibers (polyester,
nylon, acrylic) can take 20-200 years to break down.
Outerwear, workout clothes,
Women buy 64 new pieces of clothing per year because it’s cheap and accessible. The retail industry is now the second
largest polluting industry in the world. Oil is the first.
Trendy or special occasion pieces,
but more and more, nearly
everything that we wear.
The average woman only wears 20% of her closet,
so she ends up throwing out 82 lbs per year.
Nearly everything in your wardrobe
thanks to the advent of disposable
Inhumane Working Conditions
In Bangladesh, the minimum wage is $68/month. Most employees work 14-16 hours per day,
7 days per week, bringing the total earnings to 15 cents an hour.
Cheap, trendy clothing often sold by fast-fashion retailers.