Better Planning. Less Waste. Higher Revenue
A move towards a circular closed-loop system of production to recycling apparel is the holy grail.
Addressing this issue fully is an extremely complex task. It is becoming increasingly clear that the issue must be addressed by the industry, governments and society as a whole. Apparel brands and retailers can take steps but can not solve the problem solely on their own. To ultimately be successful, industry will have to work together with regulators to pass fair and effective production and waste management laws, partner with customers to educate them on the issue and what they can do to minimize their impact and with the recycling and waste management companies to enable the industry to move from a take-make-waste model to a circular closed-loop process that takes thoughtfully enables merchandise to be produced, used, reused, and recycled to the fullest extent.
The direct retail impact.
- Water Consumption
Over 2,600 litres of water to create one T-shirt — that’s 2.5 years of drinking water
- Energy Consumption
10% of global greenhouse gases come from the apparel industry… that’s 10% of all greenhouse gases…
- Waste Creation
Over 100 million tons of apparel going into landfills in the next 10 years — one+ garbage truck per second