The Issues: Pollution

Since 2000, the number of garments produced annually has more than doubled and for the first time in 2014, 100 billion items of clothing were produced - that makes 14 items of clothing annually, for every person on earth.1 Often requiring long and complex production processes and heavy use of energy, there’s no doubt that fashion is a dirty business. The industry relies on synthetics, which accounted for 62 percent of all fibres produced in 20202 but is dragging its heals when it comes to impl…

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