Updated: Jul 4
Because times are changing and fashion has become more popular and demanding, it is a major contributor to the greatest destroyer of our planet: pollution.
The fashion industry involves a wide range of raw materials such as, crops, tree barks, animal hides etc. which need to be harvested and produced on a mass scale and distributed around the world. Unfortunately, this results in soil, water and air pollution.
The crucial but toxic use of chemicals is unavoidable in fashion because they are needed to produce unique, bright and vibrant colours, prints and fabrics. The need to follow trends and to look fashionable is costing us our environment., but is it worth it?
Did you know, it takes 2700 litres of water to make one t-shirt? In 2015 alone, the fashion industry emitted 1715 million tons of carbon dioxide which equalled to about 5.4% of the global carbon emissions in that year.
With people around the world buying a total of about 8- billion articles of clothing annually, we are not only paying a high price monetarily but most importantly, with our planet too.