FACT: ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT

One t-shirt incorporates 2,600 litres of water.
That is the equivalent of over 1,000 days of your recommended daily water intake.

In developing countries around 50% of pesticides used are for cotton cultivation.
Cotton represents nearly half the fibre used to make clothes and other textiles worldwide, with much of the rest coming from synthetic products.

FACT: TEXTILE WASTE

The rapid increase in textile waste generation might have been sustainable if recovery rates had kept pace as well. But the amount of textile waste americans produce is exploding at the same time that rates of recycling and reusing have stalled.

Between 1990 and 2012 the recovery rate for clothing, footwear, sheets and pillowcases grew by only 8.9% while the recovery rate for all other nondurable goods grew by 127%.

Q&A: RECYCLED TEXTILES

QUESTION:

How can a consumer trust manufacturer statements on the use of recycled textiles?


ANSWER:

Increase visibility on the supply chain traceability.
Increase the collaboration between partners within the supply chain
collect and store traceability data in central repository
• Register the used recycled material
• Register the produced recycled material
• Register the relation between them