Fashion Facts

The fashion industry is very complicated with many different stages. Just one garment will be made using various materials and dyes, will have passed through numerous people’s hands and potentially travelled across the globe. Unfortunately, we are going wrong at nearly every stage of the journey – from the pesticides poured on cotton crops to the way in which we view our clothes, continually buying new things but only wearing 60% of what is in our cupboard.

The information below offers a very brief summary of some of the main issues the fashion industry is facing. For more detailed analysis, visit the web pages and read the books we name drop here.

The fashion industry has a problem with… mindset

The fashion industry has a problem with… waste

The fashion industry has a problem with… the environment

The fashion industry has a problem with… working conditions

Other Resources

The True Cost, feature film about the state of the fashion industry – https://truecostmovie.com
Unravel, short documentary about recycling in India –https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOOI5LbQ9B8

Love your Clothes – https://www.loveyourclothes.org.uk

Traid – https://www.traid.org.uk