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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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