Did you know that 20,000 litres are needed to produce just one T-Shirt?!!!
To be a green consumer, who cares for the planet spend more on each garment, but buy fewer pieces!
And to be an ethical consumer get your fashion news from organizations such as Labour Behind the Label, No Sweat and Oxfam’s Clean Clothing campaign, says Leo Hickman in his book A Good Life. Don’t rely on glossy fashion magazines to make your choices.
Support organic cotton production and fair-trade clothing.
World Wide Fund has estimated that 20,000 litres of water are needed to produce just one T-shirt. Synthetic fabrics are a problem to the planet. Polyester fibres release a quarter of their weight as air pollution, which includes nitrogen and sulpur, hydrocarbons and carbon monoxide. An estimated 50 per cent of nitrous oxide emissions are derived from nylon production.
It would be good to buy clothes made from natural fibres and organic cotton.