Support Small Business -- Shop Sustainably
-- Shopping secondhand reduces the demand for new clothes and,
in turn, slows down the production of new apparel.
-- Pre-loved clothes get a second life in a new closet instead of being buried in a landfill.
-- Supporting vintage can make a big difference in the fashion industry's environmental impact.
FASHION INDUSTRY FACTS
The fashion industry is responsible for 10% of humanity's carbon emissions. That's more that international flights and maritime shipping combined.
Not only is the fashion industry the second largest consumer of water, it is also responsible for 20% of all industrial water pollution.
About 85% of textile waste in the United States goes into landfills or is incinerated. That's a dumpster full of textiles every second.
35% of microplastic pollution in the oceans comes from textile production.