Sustainable Fashion Infographic
Slow Down Fast Fashion
Sustainable brands are creating fashion that's healthy for people and planet!
Style Alternatives that are Good for the Earth
- Sunglasses: 95% of plastic is used only once but takes 400+ years to decompose. Sunglass frames can be made of 100% recycled post consumer waste
- Jeans: 900 gallons of water is used to make a pair of jeans, but re-purposed denim uses zero
- Cotton: One quarter of the world’s pesticides are used in cotton fields, but 81% fewer agrochemicals & 49% less water are used to farm organic cotton.
- Dyes: 17-20% of industrial water pollution comes from synthetic textile dyes, natural dyes from plants have been used throughout human history
A 2008 study from Stanford, MIT, and Carnegie Mellon shows that shopping creates a tug-of-war between the pleasure of buying & the pain of paying.
Fast fashion thrives on low quality products, cheap and speedy trends create consumer tension
Outsourced production = more clothes for less $
New products are released multiple times a week
Creates a “throw away” consumer mentality in order to stay on trend
Fashion is the 2nd highest polluting industry in the world behind oil
- 82 lbs of textile waste are produced per person in the US, that’s 11 million lbs a year!
- 80 billion new pieces of clothing are purchased worldwide, 400%+ than 2 decades ago!
- Only 10% of clothing donated to thrift stores is sold, leftovers are thrown away or sold to flood markets in developing countries
- 2014: Average US household spent $1,786 on apparel & accessories = $250 billion total
Glasses Lead the Way in Eco Enterprise
- Bamboo: Bamboo glasses provide a sustainable, high quality natural product. Bamboo is earth’s fastest growing plant (1-5 ft. of growth a year) and its more durable than untempered steel. It's also naturally anti-fungal & anti-bacterial.
- Reclaimed Wood: “Twice recycled” sunglasses can re-use wood that has been reclaimed previously. 50% of wood reclaimed for renovation projects gets discarded in the manufacturing process. Wood grain allows for personal pieces that stand out as works of art
- Sea Plastic: Glasses can be made from recovered & recycled high-density polyethylene ocean plastics. 8 million metric tons of plastic is dumped into the ocean every year. 10% of the ocean’s plastic debris comes from discarded fishing nets. Recycled nets can be sourced from fishing ports before entering the Ocean ecosystem
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