Nowadays, we live in a consumer society, increasing more and more everyday. Shops offer us tons of clothes at a low price. Sometimes, we can even find in the same shop new collection and latest trends in the space a few weeks. As a result, our clothing production has more than doubled since 2000.

This phenomenon is called Fast Fashion and has obviously bad consequences on environment and people working in it. Fashion Indutry is now the 2nd industry most polluting in the world.

To celebrate the Fashion Revolution Week, which will begin the next 23rd of April, I gathered the 15th facts that will help you to understand these consequences and will maybe shock you!

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In opposition to this phenomenon of  fast consumption, a countercurrent has just appeared called Slow Fashion. Consumers begin to change their behaviors and to realize the consequences of this way of purchasing and impacts on the world. They turned to a more conscious shopping. If you want to change too and be more responsible, don’t miss my next articles. I will give you during all the Fashion Revolution Movement, some tips to become a conscious consumer!

One thought on “15 Facts about Textile Industry that will shock you !”

  1. worldwide consumption of textiles is 73 million tones
    80% of a garment’s environmental impacts are defined by choices made in a designing process
    cotton is used 90% of all natural fibres
    only 20% of textiles is recycled
    every cotton plant takes 30 000l water to create 1kg cotton
    thus one cotton t-shirt consumes 2700l water
    17-20% of water pollution comes from textile dyeing & treatment
    approximately 8000 synthetic chemicals are used to turn raw material into textiles
    cotton uses 22,5% of the world’s insecticides and 10% of all pesticides on 2,5% of world’s agricultural land

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