Join the slow fashion movement

Written by Nandita Batheja

• Consumers keep clothes half as long as they did 15 years ago
• Americans buy 5X as many clothes as in 1980
• Between 1999 - 2009, textile trash rose by 40%
• 84% of unwanted clothes in the US went into a landfill or incinerator in 2012
• The fashion industry accounts for 10% of global carbon emissions and is the second largest consumer of water in the world
• One pair of jeans = 2,900 gallons of water
• 1 kilogram of fabric = average of 23 kilograms of greenhouse gases

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