How many times do you buy clothes and realize what impact you are making? Many people seem to look over the issue of the fashion industry’s usage of resources. However, the fact is the fashion industry is slowly sucking the planet dry! According to the World Wildlife Fund, it takes about 2,700 liters of water to make one cotton shirt. This includes the growing and irrigation process, the turning of the cotton into the fabric for shirts, and the dyeing. All of this water would be enough water for a single person to sustain themselves for around 900 days! The fashion industry does not only use this water to make clothes, but it also pollutes water. The fashion industry itself is responsible for 1/5 of worldwide water pollution caused by industries.
Courtesy of World Resources Institute
Luckily, Circular Fashion LA is making efforts to reduce water usage in this wasteful industry from which we purchase our clothes. Clothes are repurposed and reused, instead of having to buy more clothes and wasting even more water. One way this is accomplished is through the use of our non-toxic dyes with minimal water. Our impact to date is saving 2,698 liters, which can lead to much more if we decide to be smarter with our clothing. When all this is taken into account, it just makes sense to switch to repurposed clothing! You can shop here to make sure that we all have a little more water to go around.