If there are over 85 pieces, the Hot and Cold Institute, a Berlin sustainability think tank, would like you to consider your next clothing purchase.
Whether driven by actual need or need created by advertising, North Americans are purchasing an average of 37 kilograms/81 pounds of clothing annually.
Did you know the textile and clothing industry is responsible for up to 8% of the global greenhouse gas emissions? When clothes are worn for a short time and then discarded, or sit unused in our closet, they represent carbon emissions that could have been avoided.
Now think again about the clothes hanging in your closet. You probably only wear a small subsection of clothes that you own. Could you have less in your closet moving forward?
And if you do need a new piece of clothing because you need to replace a piece that is worn out beyond repair, check out our guide on sustainable fashion for suggestions.