Saving the planet with your closet

Wednesday, February 22, 2017



Saving the planet is as easy as changing the way you shop, and dispose of your unwanted clothing. We know you no longer are a fan of your shoulder padded madonna piece which is okay however many of us are too lazy to donate, thus throwing unwanted clothing directly into the trash.The Environmental Protection agency [EPA] calculates a report on landfills every four years, most recently reporting that clothing now takes up 13 Million tons of our landfills. Clothing is now a key source of Green house gas emissions into our atmosphere. 
Fact #1:
 
"The Fashion industry is the second most polluting industry in the world"
The future of our planet is 100% reliant on our actions. With horrid actions taking place on this planet such as The Dakota Access pipeline, there has to be smaller ways we can collectively work together to make immense improvements. No worries this environmentalist has gathered options to improve your fashion habits whilst via your stay A La Earth. 
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Fast fashion brands may be a more affordable choice however brands such as Forever 21, H&M, Zara etc produce clothing by the masses at low costs to thus sell it to consumers for lower price points. These brands however do not practice sustainability as you can imagine, they often make their clothing from fabrics that are harmful to produce in countries where wages are critically low. These factories often used to produce large quantities of clothing use either large amounts of electricity or most commonly used, coal power thus emitting 10% carbon emissions globally. 

"The future of fashion, and the future of this planet begins with your closet"
                                        
Fact #2:
Factories often used by fast fashion brands rely on coal energy to mass produce clothing. The Fast Fashion industry emits 10% of carbon emissions globally. 

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Fact #3 
Brands like Zara have recently undergone numerous protests by Green Peace due to toxic dyes and chemicals found in their jeans and other products. [Read more here]
"UNLESS Someone like YOU cares a whole awful lot. Nothing is going to get better. It's not"
-Dr. Seuss, The Lorax
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