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20% of global water pollution is the result of dyeing textiles. https://www.soilassociation.org/thirsty-for-fashion/ Fashion production causes 10% of global carbon emissions. https://www.innovationintextiles.com/circular-fashion-closing-clothings-waste-loop/ It takes 7600 litres of water to make one pair of jeans. https://fashionunited.uk/case/future-of-fashion-production-sustainable-high-tech-and-on-demand It takes 2700 litres of water to make one T-shirt. https://www.worldwildlife.org/stories/the-impact-of-a-cotton-t-shirt Organic cotton consumes 91% less water than “conventional” cotton. http://aboutorganiccotton.org/faq/…… Continue reading 20% of global water pollution
Seven wash and dye factories in Dhaka, Bangladesh have been ordered to stop dumping into the Buriganga River, or close. Their electricity was cut off, then restored for a three-month grace period. Last year, a giant factory explosion in China killed hundreds and was barely reported. It was first said their product was fertilizer. In…… Continue reading dye factories ordered to close
Organic designation promises virtues that are tangible and desirable but generally invisible. Labelling claims range from legit to whatever, creating a consumer landscape filled with a mix of reality, good intentions and greenwashing. Certifications like GOTS and Oeko-Tex apply to textiles. They are helpful for many reasons. Their guidelines are…… Continue reading the virtues of organic cotton
Today, a CBC News story says the UN International Maritime Organization is reporting microplastics being present in supermarket seafood. Not exactly a surprise. Plastic pollution in oceans and lakes is fast becoming a lot more than sad pictures of animals with plastic rings around their necks. The polluting effects of textile and clothing production is…… Continue reading synthetic clothes are filling the oceans with plastic