We all know that used clothes are way cheaper than buying them new, and it’s a great way to save a little cash. Maybe you buy used because you want a unique and cool style made from one of a kind vintage pieces. Resale is also a great way to reduce your environmental impact!
- It takes 2,700 liters of water (or more!) to create one t-shirt?1 That’s enough for one person to drink for two and a half years!
- You could fill 2 million Olympic-sized swimming pools with all the water used from the fabric dye processing on its own?
- Polyester production create 706 billion kg (1.5 trillion pounds) of greenhouse gases in 2015? That’s as much as 185 coal-fired power plants annual admissions!
There is a way to create less impact and still keep up with the trends. Buying used clothes uses less water, outputs less pollution, and is a healthier solution for the planet (and your wallet)!
- The impact of a cotton t-shirt. (2013, January 16). Retrieved February 08, 2021, from https://www.worldwildlife.org/stories/the-impact-of-a-cotton-t-shirt
- Drew, D., & Yehounme, G. (2020, September 08). The apparel Industry’s environmental impact in 6 Graphics. Retrieved February 08, 2021, from https://www.wri.org/blog/2017/07/apparel-industrys-environmental-impact-6-graphics