How fashion is a disaster for our planet?
How fashion cause damage? Every piece of clothing you buy leaves an impact on our planet. You need to think before you walk down the street and buy a nice looking dress hanging on a shop window.
Water crisis: 2 billion jeans were produced every year. And it takes 7000 liters to produce a typical pair. For a t-shirt, it consumes 2,700 liters of water. Secondly, in the dying process, 1.7 million tons of chemical are used which can leave a permanent impact on the environment.
400 billions of square of square meters of fabric are produced annually. Out of which 60billion square meters of cloth wasted in the cutting process. Around 80 billion new pieces were manufactured every year. Only the quarter of them was recycled.
New fashion also affects the natural life. Many animals were hunted every year. Just to get their teeth and skins. These kinds of clothing are very expensive. It cost dollars as well as nature. Many of the animal species come to extinction because of this fashion. Such as black rhino, marine turtle, mountain gorilla and Amur leopard etc.
How can we fix fashion problems?
First, it comes to you; consumer should make purchases which he needed. Dont make spare purchases. This not just to save pennies- this is about saving the planet. The industries that make your clothes will make the bad impact on the environment as well.
Throwing your clothes into the garbage cans is not a right way to get rid of them. It is better if you give them a second life by donating. Not all of your clothes can recycle. As H&M recycling week in which their aims is to collect 1000 tones of clothes that can be cycled.
So pick up a needle, show your craft and your 95% of distorted clothes can be fixed. You dont need to purchase distressed jeans make your own. Fashion trends changes so now you can wear your 10 years old t-shirt. Recycle your clothes and save your planet.