The Environmental Impact of a T-Shirt
Credit:  USAgain and Ecouterre


Just one of many ways to curb waste and pollution on our planet, textile recycling could have a lasting impact, decreasing carbon dioxide emissions and the amount of harmful pollutants in our water supplies while saving landfill space.


I found a really cool infographic that visually explains the impact of the most common item of clothing: the t-shirt!
Nowadays, fashion should be created in a socially and environmentally responsible manner.  Several ways this can be accomplished is by not producing in excess (you know the adage: quality over quantity!), using less water and chemicals (in terms of the dyes or natural resources from which one must derive the materials needed to create the clothes), and finding ways to upcycle and recycle leftover textiles.  Additionally, we must not forget that the people who create the clothes are exposed to these chemicals and must endure other forms of unethical treatment in environments where clothing is not created in a responsible manner.
Kotoba is striving to create environmentally and socially responsible clothing by creating beautiful luxury knitwear with our incredible WholeGarment machines and producing all our garments as locally as possible!  We can’t wait to show you our upcoming collections!
Jun 8, 2012 / 2 notes

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The Environmental Impact of a T-Shirt

Credit:  USAgain and Ecouterre

Just one of many ways to curb waste and pollution on our planet, textile recycling could have a lasting impact, decreasing carbon dioxide emissions and the amount of harmful pollutants in our water supplies while saving landfill space.

I found a really cool infographic that visually explains the impact of the most common item of clothing: the t-shirt!

Nowadays, fashion should be created in a socially and environmentally responsible manner.  Several ways this can be accomplished is by not producing in excess (you know the adage: quality over quantity!), using less water and chemicals (in terms of the dyes or natural resources from which one must derive the materials needed to create the clothes), and finding ways to upcycle and recycle leftover textiles.  Additionally, we must not forget that the people who create the clothes are exposed to these chemicals and must endure other forms of unethical treatment in environments where clothing is not created in a responsible manner.

Kotoba is striving to create environmentally and socially responsible clothing by creating beautiful luxury knitwear with our incredible WholeGarment machines and producing all our garments as locally as possible!  We can’t wait to show you our upcoming collections!

Source: ecouterre.com

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