Did you know that the fashion industry is one of the most polluted industries globally?
According to the Council for Textile Recycling, the average US citizen throws away 70 pounds of clothing and other textiles annually.
That textile waste occupies nearly 5% of all landfill space.
Clothing that is thrown away usually ends up in landfills, the most common method of waste treatment.
According to The Waste Management Hierarchy – a scale that ranks waste management options by their environmental impact – landfill is the most harmful to our planet.
What can you do to help our planet?
Don't think of your clothes as disposable. Fast fashion and hoping on trends can be extremely expensive and detrimental to our environment.
Some benefits to shopping second-hand fashion:
- Many items are vintage & exclusive pieces
- Helping those in need
- Saving landfill space
- Reduce greenhouse gases
- Conserves vital energy
The Reality of Fast Fashion.