Fashion is considered beautiful, but is it truly what it’s made out to be? There is a simple answer to that question. No! The ugly truth behind fashion must be revealed and people must pay attention.
People’s obsession with staying ‘on trend’ is deadly. The fashion industry has a huge carbon footprint and there’s no denying it. There are innumerable ways the fashion industry is polluting the planet and it’s time to expose them.
In modern society we wear clothes, it’s something we do without even thinking. When they get dirty they are thrown in the washing machine, a dial is turned or a button pushed and you don’t think twice about it. Every time your clothes are viciously thrown around in the washing machine tiny fibres are being washed out of them. These harmful fibres end up floating out to sea and become another food source for the plastic monster devouring our planet.
Clothes have to be manufactured, they have to be created. They are created by people in a big factory, not only is the factory producing emissions the people creating the clothes are working in abysmal conditions with very low pay.
It seems the CO2 emissions, poor working conditions and harmful fibres aren’t enough for the fashion industry, old clothes and clothes that aren’t sold are thrown to landfill or incineration. We are sending 300,000 tonnes of clothes to landfill and incineration every year yet nothing seems to be slowing down. It is time for the fashion industry to stop acting like immature children and up their game, admitting that they are responsible for a huge amount of the emissions that are wreaking havoc globally and killing people and animals.
So you’re probably wondering what you can do to help. There are many eco friendly options but it might mean you have to give up being ‘on trend’.
You could try out charity shops, although you won’t always be ‘on trend’ you will be stopping a considerable amount of clothes from going into landfill. These clothes still contain those harmful fibres so if you want to go the extra mile look for eco friendly clothes.