If you don't know the stats, here's the scariest:
- Eight to 10 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions comes from the fashion industry, which is more than the aviation and maritime shipping industries combined.
- The fashion industry produces and sells somewhere between 80 billion and 150 billion garments a year globally.
- Nearly three-fifths of all clothing produced ends up in incinerators or landfills within years of being made.
Pretty gross, right? Sadly I've been part of this industry for close to two decades and it's time for us to right some of these wrongs. At SAJ, I only use post consumer waste which means I'll go hypothetical dumpster diving so you don't have to.