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Fashion Facts You Should Know!

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I read that the fashion industry produces an estimated 80 billion tonnes of clothes a year. My goodness, that means at least 10 new garments per person a year! Do we really need that many clothes?  


According to the WTO most of the newly produced garments get sent to Europe and the USA. That is a HUGE amount! So where does all this go? They end up in our wardrobes or in the bin. According to a study by the University of Cambridge, "in 2006, people were buying a third more clothes than there were in 2002 and women have four times as many clothes in their wardrobe than they did in 1980. Women are also getting rid of similar amounts each year". 

But hold on, while the "emerging markets account for 37 percent of women’s midmarket apparel today, that share is expected to rise to more than 50 percent by 2025—three times faster than mature markets." Mckinsey. This is very scarey!  Just imagine the amount of natural resources that will be used to produce those clothes - this will definitely be a huge strain on our environment. 


Join the Slow Fashion Movement!

So let's get sewing everyone, and make use of the existing textiles that are already available to us be it in our wardrobe, charity shops or from landfill. Buy only what you need and not what you want!



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  1. I was just talking to my son the other day about how the price of clothes really hasn't gone up like everything else since I was a teenagers, if anything you pay less now than we did back then for something like a pair of jeans. I really don't like the idea of such disposable fashion, very unsustainable.

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    1. You are right, Julia! Clothes are so cheap these days compared to 10 or 20 years ago that people don't value the clothes anymore.

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  2. I find that even though you can buy so many clothes the quality has gone down. Clothes, even jeans, do not seam to last as long as they use to. I like the idea of a Slow Fashion Movement. Thank you for sharing.
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    1. Oh yes, the quality has gone down. Clothes are now paper thin.

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  3. It is so easy to get stuck into a pattern of buying the latest and greatest of anything. Awareness is always the first step of changing the pattern. Thank for sharing this, Agy! Great Post! - Kim @ www.knockitoffcrafts.com

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    1. Thank you, Kim. I hope the awareness translates into action!

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  4. It does seem like life would be easier if we had less. Less Laundry, fewer clothes to pick up... it would simplify my life.

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  5. Fascinating, I had no idea! Definitely makes you think twice before buying disposable fashion. I have always hated the cheap mass produced stuff that seems to fall apart so quickly.

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  6. I agree, this throw away culture (and not just with clothes) has got to change. Great article :)

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  7. I love it! I bought a couple of cheap dresses in a shop and made all kind of dresses for my girls...i acually do that a lot now!

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