Why Choose Vintage?
The apparel and footwear industries account for a combined estimate of 8% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions, and fashion is the third highest-polluting industry in the world
The fashion industry is responsible for 2.1 billion tonnes of CO2 emissions each year
Synthetic fibres account for 35% of micro-plastics released into the oceans
It’s estimated that less than 1 percent of the material used to produce clothing is recycled into something more
Only 14% of polyester gets recycled
About 2,000 different chemicals are used in textile processing — yet only 16 are approved by the Environmental Protection Agency
87% of the fibre used for clothing ends up in landfills and incinerators
A 2016 McKinsey report revealed that three-fifths of all clothing items will end up in an incinerator or landfill within a year after being produced
Only 15 percent of consumers recycle their used clothing
UK households dispose of a stunning 300 thousand tonnes of clothing every year; 20 percentof which goes to the landfill, while they incinerate the 80 percent
We don’t really wear our clothes. Worldwide, clothing utilization (how often we put something on) has decreased by 36 percent compared to 15 years ago
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