Most of us already know that we don’t wear every piece of clothing in our closets. In recent years, our wardrobes have expanded tremendously as garments became more affordable–thanks to fast fashion, but what impact does that have?
Recent research has found that half of an average person’s closet hasn’t been worn for a year or more. In the meantime, most of us remain unaware of this, thinking that we wear a much larger share of our collection than we do.
Our clothing production and consumption have significantly increased with the rise of fast fashion – but you may not believe, Business Insider reports that it has doubled since 2000! This is a massive change to happen in just 20 years.
We buy more clothing than ever before and keep it for a much shorter time, rotating the garments in our wardrobe and throwing them away to the detriment of the environment.
The raw materials of our clothes are one of the most significant contributors to the fashion industry’s overall environmental impact. Especially synthetic fibres, as the difference between the carbon footprint of natural fibres like cotton or linen and synthetic fibres such as polyester or nylon, is massive.
Did you know that producing polyester releases two to three times more carbon emission than cotton?
Pirkani Apparel Ltd is a sustainable apparel start-up founded by Dr Moiz Pirkani to support the fragile eco-systems and tackle climate change. A green entrepreneur and recent graduate from Manchester, he leads us to leverage the power of green engineering, innovation in textile design and circular economy to provide sustainable fashion. He aims to build a future with recycling, reuse and green engineering as the substratum of fashion design, converging in an ever-lasting place.
Now that we need sustainable fashion more than ever, it’s never been a better time to rediscover one of the best eco-friendly fabrics – Hemp. Not just for its sustainability but also for its antibacterial and anti-odour qualities! Here are some interesting facts.