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30% of fast fashion items are unsold TIP: SHOP LOCAL
t’s estimated that producing one pound of cotton takes 1,320 gallons of water TIP: ONLY BUY WHAT YOU NEED
1 in 3 young women consider clothes that are worn once or twice “old”  TIP: CONSCIOUS CONSUMPTION IS SEXY
Americans only wear 18% of their wardrobe
TIP: MAKE SURE YOU CAN STYLE NEW WARDROBE ADDITIONS MORE THAN 3 WAYS
87% of the total fiber input used for clothing is either landfilled or incinerated TIP: buy less
On average, Americans throw away 81 lbs of textiles each, every year. TIP: NEVER THROW AWAY CLOTHES. DONATE INSTEAD!
Discarded clothing produces 26 billion pounds of textile waste in the United States alone TIP: NEVER THROW AWAY CLOTHES. DONATE INSTEAD!
The average piece of clothing is worn 36% fewer times now than it was 15 years ago TIP: MAKE SURE YOU CAN STYLE NEW WARDROBE ADDITIONS MORE THAN 3 WAYS
The average American consumer purchases one new item of clothing every 5.5 days (66 per year) TIP: BUY LESS
Textiles generate more greenhouse gases per unit of material than almost any other industry (except aluminum)
The fashion industry is responsible for 20% of water waste worldwide TIP: BUY LESS, BUY SMARTER
Between 2015 and 2050 the textiles industry is expected to add 22 million tons of microfibers to the ocean TIP: SHOP RECYCLED/VINTAGE
Approximately 35% of all oceanic primary microplastic pollution is caused by the fashion industry TIP: BUY LESS
To produce one cotton shirt the fashion industry uses 2700 liters of water SAD FACT: THATS THE EQUIVALENT OF 2.5 YEARS OF DRINKING WATER
Less than 1% of material used to produce clothing is recycled into new clothing TIP: BUY LESS, BUY SMARTER
The average lifetime of a clothing item is about 3 years TIP: MEND YOUR CLOTHING AS IT STARTS TO WEAR
It takes 2,000 gallons of water to produce a pair of jeans
TIP: BUY VINTAGE
H&M produces 12-16 collections PER year.TIP: VOTE WITH YOUR WALLET…
Zara produces 24 collections PER year 
TIP: SPREAD THE NEWS
only 15% of the population recycle their clothing
TIP: DONATE UNWANTED CLOTHING TO A LOCAL ORGANIZATION