CIRCULAR CLOSETS exists for the change. The change of perception of circularity and for a positive IMPACT:
HOW DO WE CREAT POSITIVE IMPACT?
- Reduced environmental impact: By creating a closed-loop system, circular fashion minimizes the waste and pollution associated with the production and disposal of textiles, reducing the strain on natural resources and habitats;
- Increased value for clothing: Circular fashion encourages a shift towards better quality, longer-lasting clothing that can be easily repaired or repurposed, increasing the value of each garment and reducing the need for constant consumption;
- Job creation: As circular fashion models rely on repairing, reusing, and recycling textiles, it can create new job opportunities in these areas, particularly in local communities;
- Improved transparency: Circular fashion models promote greater transparency and accountability throughout the supply chain, providing consumers with more information on the materials, production practices, and environmental or social impacts of their clothing;
- Reduction in carbon emissions: Through reducing the dependence on new production cycles, the circular fashion industry may result in lower levels of carbon emissions, as the current fashion industry is known to be one of the most polluting industries in the world.
DID YOU KNOW?
€3 T is the size of the global fashion industry. From this production:
- just less than -1% is recycled
- 83% ends up in landfills/ incinerated
- it represents 25% of the budget for CO2 to grow up to 2º by 2050
- it represents 35% of the release of microplastics into the environment
- it represents 20% of the water pollution by industry
Clothing consumption is set to rise 63% by 2030, while today we wear our items 40% less than 10 years ago.
Resale already avoids 100% of the environmental damage caused by fashion production.
Buying circular items instead of new displaces the CO2e emitted from harmful new clothing production. **
DID YOU KNOW?
An item purchased used vs. new displaces 7.89 KG of CO2 emissions.
Reducing its carbon footprint by 82%
Resale keeps garments out of landfill, displaces carbon needed to make new clothes, and saves consumers money.
Circular business models, including re-commerce, could enable the industry to cut around 143 million tonnes (~315B lbs) of GHG emissions in 2030. To align with the 1.5-degree pathway [targeted by the Paris Climate Change Agreement], by 2030 we need to live in a world in which one in five garments are traded through circular business models.
“Fashion on Climate,” McKinsey & Company and Global Fashion Agenda, 2020
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