Lucy Siegle recent released her newest book To Die For: Is Fashion Wearing Out the World?
This book is full of chilling statistics, including the following:
The average British female:
invests in 62 lbs. of clothing each year. has upwards of 20 garments hanging in her wardrobe that she has never worn. owns four times the amount today than she did in 1980. is expected to spend £133,640 ($217,232) in a lifetime on fashion.
When you buy this much clothing, a lot of it has to be made in conditions that are less than salubrious for the factory worker, with environmental standards which may be non-existent. Pile on a few thousand miles of transporting the garment, and the issues around how that item will eventually be discarded ... View the Post