Fast fashion giants make clothing to fall apart: they are obsessed with the bottom line, so will do anything to make you buy more clothes.
Australian, UK, USA, or New Zealand made, does not mean it is fair trade made; garment workers in the western world are exploited too. – Overdressed by Elizabeth L Cline.
Beading and sequins are an indication of child labour.
Only 10% of the clothes people donate to thrift stores or charities get sold, the rest goes to landfill.
Compared to 16 years ago (2002), the average person buys 60% more clothing and keeps them for half as long.
A top corporate CEO earns as much in a year as 10,000 garment workers earn in Bangladesh.
Women wear a garment, on average, 7 times before throwing it away
Clothes made from polyester can take up to 200 years to break down.
Farmers close to garment factories can predict the colour of a season by seeing the colour of the water ways and rivers nearby.
The fast fashion industry is shocking. When you look at the facts and figures, it’s hard to swallow.
But change isn’t going to happen from wallowing. Just like building a house, avoiding fast fashion is easy when you have the right tools in front of you. Head to our brand directory or read our blog on how to begin your sustainable wardrobe.