Luxury items are suppose to last a lifetime, be sustainable and lets put an end to fast fashion
We believe from buying vintage you are contributing to putting an end to fast fashion and giving each item a second life, we can also appreciate the highest quality craftsmanship which has gone into manufacturing the bags we re- use, not to mention you pay a fraction of the retail price.
What is fast fashion?
Fast fashion is ‘fast’ in a number of senses: the rate of production is fast; the customer’s decision to purchase is fast; delivery is fast; and garments are worn fast, usually only a few times before being discarded. It is a model that is entirely unsustainable.
We have gathered 10 shocking facts about FAST FASHION below;
- “More than $500 billion of value is lost every year due to clothing underutilization and the lack of recycling” (Ellen MacArthur Foundation, 2017)
2. “The fashion industry is responsible for 8% of carbon emissions” (UN Environment, 2019)
3. “Three out of five fast fashion items end up in a landfill” (Clean Clothes Campaign, 2019)
4. “Nearly 70 million barrels of oil are used each year to make the world’s polyester fiber, which is now the most commonly used fiber in our clothing. But it takes more than 200 years to decompose.” – Forbes
5. “20,000 LITERS. The amount of water needed to produce one kilogram of cotton; equivalent to a single t-shirt and pair of jeans.” – WWF
6. “Fashion’s consumption of resources – especially water and oil – is projected to double by 2030.” – Common Objective
7. After oil, fashion is the world’s second most polluting industry due to the use of pesticides, formaldehyde, carcinogens etc. in the fabrics that are used to make the clothes we wear.
8. One in six people work in garment industries all over the world. Women make up the majority of these workers and earn as little as $3 per day.
9. Apparel consumption is expected to rise by 63% from 62 million tons today to 102 million tons in 2030. (Global Fashion Agenda 2017)
10. Over 50% of workers within the fashion industry are not paid the minimum wage in countries like India and the Philippines. (Global Fashion Agenda 2017).