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Fast Fashion in Numbers: The Impact that Fast Fashion has on our People and Planet

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of clothes go to landfill every year [2016]

 

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pieces of clothing consumed globally every year

 

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garment workers in the world, many of which are without rights or protection. Around 85% of the world's garment workers are women.

 

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barrels of oil are used annually to make polyester fibres

 

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consumption per capita of new clothing in the UK, the highest of all European countries

 

fast-fashion-H&M-burn

worth of obsolete clothing was burned by H&M in 2017

 

fast-fashion-cotton-farmers

Indian cotton farmers have committed suicide in the last 15 years due to the stressful debt caused by having to buy genetically modified cotton seeds

 

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micro-seasons a year exist for many fast fashion companies, replacing the two traditional AW and SS seasons

fast-fashion-water-tshirt

of water is needed to make a single t-shirt (the same amount of water that the average person drinks over 900 days)

 

fast-fashion-plastic-microfibres

of plastic microfibres are estimated to enter the ocean between 2015 and 2050 based on current trends

 

 

 

 

 

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