We live in a world where being able to access cheap clothing is easier than ever before. The concept of ‘Fast Fashion’, enables the buyer to be able to purchase inexpensive garments that have been produced rapidly, while imitating the latest high-end trends. This is a relatively new concept, that was coined in the 90’s. Fast forward to 2019, is fast fashion getting out of hand?
150 Billion – The number of new garments produced every year
1.3 Trillion – Dollars that the Fashion Industry is meant to be worth.
300,000 Tonnes – Of clothing that gets dumped in landfill each year, in the UK. That is the weight of a small family car every two minutes!
3 in 5 – The number of garments that end up in landfill or incinerators within a year.
2nd Place – Yes, the fashion industry is the 2nd biggest polluter in the world, with oil in the top spot.
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