All What Your #Jeans Can (and Do) Hide !
Paris, Milan, New York, Tokyo… These are just some of the world’s most prestigious fashion catwalks. There, and elsewhere, perfectly – and often unrealistically – silhouetted young women and men graciously parade to impress elite guests and TV watchers with surprising, fabulous creativity of the most renowned fashion designers and dressmakers.
… Yet, regardless of the amazing costs of such shows – and of what you may wonder how eccentric can be some of the displayed clothing – there is a hidden cost that Mother Nature pays (and which is not included in the price tag).
The environmental price
2,000 gallons (some 7.570 litres) of water needed to make one pair of jeans;
93 billion cubic metres of water, enough for 5 million people to survive, is used by the fashion industry every year;
fashion industry produces 20% of global wastewater;
clothing and footwear production is responsible for 8% of global greenhouse gas emissions;
every second, the equivalent of one garbage truck of textiles is landfilled or burned;
clothing production doubled between 2000 and 2014.
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