Did you know that fashion is the second industry that generates more pollution in emissions after the oil company? And the second most polluting clean water? It is responsible for 20% of the toxins that are discharged into the water.
Did you know that to produce a single new cotton t-shirt, approximately 3,000 liters of water are needed?
And for a new jean about 10,000 liters of water Which corresponds to what a person drinks for 10 years.
At silé vintage we believe that the seriousness of the climate change on the planet demands that we open our eyesand be aware that it is sometimes not necessary to manufacture new things. Clothes are definitely one of those occasions,since some 62 million tons of clothes and accessories are made each year. Every year 92 million tons oftextile waste are generated, of which between 75-85% are burned or end up in landfills without any second chance.A worrying situation from our point of view.
At silé vintage we are firmly committed to circular fashion. Second-hand clothing allows you to reduce the environmental impact compared to new clothing.
- Save resource
- Reduce production waste
- Helps preserve water
- Reduces chemical contamination
- Reduce carbon footprint
- Limit land waste
According to a study by The Waste and Resources Action Plan (WRAP) in the United Kingdom, extending the life of a garment by approximately 2.2 years reduces the carbon, water and waste footprint by 5 to 10 percent. This means that by purchasing a used garment you can save energy, water and avoid contamination by waste and dyeing.
Consumer’s have a great power, let’s use it!