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Care What You Wear — Fixing Fast Fashion

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  • Estimates suggest the fashion industry is the fifth-most polluting industry in the world
  • The newly released report, “A New Textiles Economy: Redesigning Fashion’s Future,” created by the Circular Fibres Initiative, presents a new model for the clothing industry that would reduce its negative impact
  • Between 2000 and 2015, clothing sales doubled, from 50 billion units to 100 billion. As a result, the average number of times a garment is worn before being discarded significantly dropped, creating vastly more textile waste
  • Estimates suggest more than half of all clothing purchases are discarded in less than a year. Landfills burn the equivalent of one garbage truck full of garments each and every second
  • GOTS certification is the platinum standard for organic, sustainable textiles. A GOTS-certified textile is tracked through every single step of the process, from farm to packaging

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This article is part of the 30 Day Resolution Guide series. Each day in January a new tip was added to help you take control of your health. For a complete list of the tips click HERE


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