Why Buying Pre-loved Clothing is the more Ethical Choice

Why Buying Pre-loved Clothing is the more Ethical Choice

The average person will own a staggering 2,500 kilos of clothing in their lifetime. 'Clothing the Loop' art installation by Von Wong and Laura Francois, is an astonishing visual of how the fashion industry impacts our environment. François told Southeast Asia Globe she wanted to show people the “hidden cost of clothing”. “The fashion industry is extremely wasteful and we wanted to shed some light on that and highlight the three resources that we overuse from our planet to support our shopping habits: water, air and trees,” . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4zhdQPP6DQ&feature=youtu.be Clothing is the 4th largest contributor to environmental pollution; after housing, transport and food. On average, an article of clothing has a 3½ year lifespan – from purchase to being discarded. This is an absurdly small lifespan when you consider the resources and  processes that it takes to make an article of clothing, not to mention the washing, tumble drying and ironing that it takes to maintain over the years.  27,000 litres of water are used to produce...
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