Eco Fashion is not only limited to eco fabrics. Reducing our consumption and/or re-using clothes (either by donating them or buying second hand) have a major impact on the environment.
WRAP’s research, found that in the last year alone we left a staggering 1.7 billion items unused in our wardrobes.
Key findings include:
- the average UK household owns around £4,000 worth of clothes – and around 30% of clothing in wardrobes has not been worn for at least a year;
- the cost of this unused clothing is around £30 billion;
- extending the average life of clothes by just three months of active use would lead to a 5-10% reduction in each of the carbon, water and waste footprints; and
- an estimated £140 million worth (around 350,000 tonnes) of used clothing goes to landfill in the UK every year.