The Tale of a T-Shirt
That is how much water it takes to produce just one cotton t-shirt.
The devastating environmental effects of cotton’s water use perhaps have no better example than the drying of the Aral Sea,
which led to species loss and widespread habitat destruction.
70 million barrels of oil are used every year to keep up with meeting the world’s demand for synthetic fibres.
Every time synthetic fabrics are washed, they shed microplastics that pollute the ocean, air, land, and even the food we eat.
Rivers around the world have turned red and black from pollution from the textile dyeing industry.
It's depressing and bleak, but this doesn’t have to be the end of the story.