The fashion industry’s carbon impact is larger than the airline industry.Total greenhouse gas emissions are equal to 1.2 billions tons annually - that’s more than all international flights and maritime shipping trips combined!(ellenmacarthurfoundation)⠀
American’s along throw away about 10.5 million tons of clothing every year. So when we buy what’s already been made that results in less clothing in landfills.
ONE new t-shirt takes 700 gallons of water to make. It takes approximately 0 gallons to buy secondhand.
If everyone bought just ONE used item this year we would save 25 billion gallons of water and 449 lbs of waste. Imagine how much we would save if we bought secondhand only 10% time!
Vintage is usually better made with better fabrics at a better price. Which means that you’ll be able to have it longer or be able to pass it onto someone else to love and it will still look beautiful.