The global textile and garment industry (including textile, clothing, footwear and luxury fashion) is worth nearly $3,000 Trillion
According to the EPA, 13.1 million tons of textiles are trashed each year in the U.S.A
American households spend nearly $2,000 on apparel, footwear, and related products and services every year.
According to the documentary “The True Cost”, “The garment industry is the world’s second biggest polluter.”
Cotton is one of the most water intensive crops.
It is responsible for 2.6 percent of global water use.
China produces 53 percent of the world’s total textile. And discharges about 40% of all dyeing chemicals worldwide
A cargo ship can produce as much cancer and asthma-causing pollutants as 50 million cars in just one year.
Textile reuse & recycling can help the apparel sector accelerate its environmental and social impact reduction.
Sources: www.treehugger.com, www.senseandsustainability.net, www.ecowatch.com
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