We are walking plastic bags

Matteo Stefan

If the fashion industry were a country it would be the 4th largest emitter of C02 in the world. To put that into perspective, it accounts for roughly 10% of global carbon emissions, and nearly 20% of wastewater. Specifically, polyester (the most common fabric used in clothing), Acrylic and Nylon, is produced from roughly 70 million barrels of oil every year. One single polyester shirt produces the equivalent of nearly 5.5kg of carbon dioxide. This is incredibly worrisome considering 65% of the clothing we wear is polymer-based. To add to this, not only is Polyester non-biodegradable, it is the biggest...

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