Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Sustainable Fashion Facts

We're in deeper than you think. In up to our necks one might say. Fashion is everywhere. We are surrounded by it and the advertising that forces us to consume it. We can't help it! What red blooded woman doesn't feel better after buying a new dress or pair of shoes? or two :$

We, as consumers, need to start making more educated, conscious decisions about what we purchase and what we wear. Check out these fashion facts;

- Approximately 94,670,778 pairs of jeans will be sold globally this year.
- In the UK alone, 1.8 million tonnes of clothes and textiles are thrown away every year.
- By December, India's largest polyester manufacturer will be making 1,400 tonnes of polyester per day. Polyester is a synthetic fiber derived from coal, air, water, and petroleum.
- The Carbon Footprint of one woman's tshirt if 5kg over it's lifetime.

There is alot of information out there and I've included some links below...but just one of the good things about Vintage Vixens and Vamps is the promotion of local retailers selling sustainable fashion. Not only are you supporting LOCAL retailers but you should FEEL GOOD with the purchases you've made because you're saving it going to landfill.

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