20 percent – The average amount of global industrial water pollution that can be tied to garment manufacturing. (World Resources Institute).
85 percent – The percentage of water used in textile processing that goes into dying the fabrics, which, in many cases, leads to run off, thereby polluting nearby water sources. (Cotton, Inc.).
1.3 trillion gallons – The amount of water used each year for fabric dyeing alone. (World Resources Institute).
2866 gallons - How much water it takes to grow and make 1 pair of Jeans.
2575 gallons - the water required to grow and make a Single bed sheets
718 gallons - the water required to grow and make 1 T-shirt.
15.1 million tons - of textile waste was generated in 2013, of which 12.8 million tons were discarded. National disposal cost average is $45 ton.
EVERY 100 MILLION POUNDS of clothes has an effect on the environment equivalent to removing 26,000-35,000 cars from the road and the gases emitted from them
Every Year, 12 Million tons of clothes end up in landfills. Recycling clothes keeps landfill costs down for cities, thereby increasing their available budget for other municipal needs.
An extraordinary amount of water and electricity is saved, improving our ecosystem!
Even the very old and stained clothes could be recycled into:
There is a great demand for used clothing around the world and the clothes provide a reliable source of income for business owners and their families.