TODAY ON FASHION- FUN FACTS ABOUT THE FASHION INDUSTRY

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  1. “Approximately 7,000 liters of water are needed to produce one pair of jeans (the amount of water one individual drinks in 5-6 years).” – Sustainable Fashion Matterz
  2. “Eighty billion pieces of clothing are consumed globally every year.” – 1 Million Women
  3.  “Only 9 percent of Australian fashion brands pay their workers a living wage.” – Baptist World Aid Report
  4. “Australian charitable recycling organisations are spending a staggering $13 million per year sending unusable donations to landfill. About 60,000 tonnes.” – ABC
  5. “On 24 April 2013, the Rana Plaza building in Bangladesh collapsed. 1,138 people died and another 2,500 were injured, making it the fourth largest industrial disaster in history. There were five garment factories in Rana Plaza all manufacturing fast fashion for big global brands.” – Fashion Revolution
  6. “More than 90% of that cotton is now genetically modified, using vast amounts of water as well as chemicals. Cotton production is now responsible for 18% of worldwide pesticide use and 25% of total insecticide use.” – The True Cost
  7. “Global clothing production has doubled in the past 15 years, with garments on average being worn much less and discarded quicker than ever before.” – Ellen MacArthur Foundation.
  8. “Fashion brands continue to use far more virgin resources than recycled ones.” – Quartz
  9. “Australian’s are the world’s second largest consumers of fashion. On average, they consume 27kgs of new clothing and textiles every year.” – ABC
  10. “Fashion’s consumption of resources – especially water and oil – is projected to double by 2030.” – Common Objective

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