Fashion Facts

Fast Fashion is second to only oil as the world largest polluter.

This industry is responsible for high carbon emissions, waterwaste production and landfill waste. 

1.2 Billion tons of CO2 are emitted by the fashion industry per year.

This is 5% of global emissions. This is a higher number of emissions than both the air travel industry and international shipping. 

Every year the fast fashion industry uses 93 billion cubic meters of water.

This is enough water to meet the consumption needs of five MILLION people. 

It takes 5,283 gallons of water to produce 2.2lbs of cotton. 

This roughly translates to one T-shirt and a single pair of jeans

Sneakers take 30-40 years to decompose. 

Americans throw out at least 300 million pairs of shoes each year. You do the math. 

190,000 tons of textile microplastic fibers end up in the ocean each year.

85% of human-made debris on the shorelines around the world are microfibers.