Fashion's Key Environmental Issues

Clothing production exceeded 100 billion items for the first time in 2014, and since 2000 the amount of garments produced annually has doubled - that’s a lot of potential used items heading for waste. According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, in 2018, in the US, approximately 14 percent of textiles were recycled.1 In Europe, the picture is similar, with 15 percent of post-consumer clothing being recycled.2 Reports suggest that the rate of apparel recycling could be as low …

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