Did you know the average pair of jeans requires 3,781 liters of water throughout its lifecycle?
It seems that our closets hold a lot of water!
Fast fashion is one of the largest contributors to the climate crisis and biodiversity loss. Heavily reliant on fossil fuels, the production of low-cost, trendy clothing causes significant water and air
pollution, as well as the emission of greenhouse gases.
Also, the use of synthetic textile fibers produced from fossil fuel resources releases microplastics. It is estimated that between 200 000 and 500 000 tonnes of microplastic from textiles enter the marine environment each year. Additionally, the overconsumption and disposal of fast fashion items contribute to the growing problem of textile waste, which takes hundreds of years to decompose.
Want to learn more about the impact of your fashion choices?
Take the thredUP Fashion Footprint quiz and find out how your choices are impacting the planet.
The quizz asks you to answer 12 straightforward questions, like how often you buy new clothes. The questions are accompanied by evidence-based recommendations for a more conscious model of clothing consumption.
Our fashion habits matter more than we think!