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Fast Facts
We produce 400% more clothes than just 20 years ago
An average of 77 pounds of textile waste is generated per person each year in the U.S.
The equivalent of 1 garbage truck of textiles is wasted every second
5.2% of the waste in our landfills is textiles from clothing
3 years is the average lifetime of a garment made today
On average, we only wear garments 7 times before getting rid of them
80 billion garments are produced each year
Most women wear only 20% - 30% of the clothes in their wardrobes
New Clothing
1 kg of chemicals is needed to produce 1 kg of textile
23% of all chemicals produced worldwide are used for the textile industry
27% of the weight of a "100% natural"fabric is made of chemicals
63% of items tested from major clothing brands contain hazardous chemicals
Environmental Impacts
20% of the world's industrial water pollution comes from textile treatments and dyes
200,000 tons of dyes are lost to effluents every year
22,000 liters of toxic waste is dumped into rivers by tanneries in Bangladesh alone every day
Synthetic fibers, such as polyester, are non-biodegradable and can take 200 years to decompose. Synthetic fibers are used in 72% of our clothing
Water Consumption
1.5 trillion liters of water are used by the fashion industry each year
2.6% of the global fresh water is used to produce cotton
750 million people in the world do not have access to drinking water