The average American throws away 82 pounds of clothes.
It’s estimated that it takes about 70 million barrels of oil just to produce the virgin polyester used in fabrics each year.
More than 5,000 gallons of water are used to manufacture just a T-shirt and a pair of jeans.
These are very scary stats…and we hate that we even have to report them. However, they are real and are the very real reason why we think that it is so important to find cleaner, greener and healthier products for our families and the environment.
Our message at Square One Source is:
Buy well, buy less, reuse, and support brands that help combat the growing environmental and social impact of consumerism.
The industry shift toward fast fashion has greatly accelerated the mass disposal of clothes. The industry has created a monster in that brands attempt to keep up with the ever changing trends, and in order to do so in a timely manner, the overall quality of mass produced clothing has lowered for these brands. After a few wearings and washings, the fast fashion styles are not as attractive as when first purchased, and thus lead to increased disposal.
@Opposingviews created a video that we think does a wonderful job showing how we all contribute this issue.
From a style perspective, here is what some of the world’s most famous designers and fashion icons have to say:
Remember to buy well, buy less, reuse, and support brands that support our environment. Don’t know where to start? That’s where we come in! Square One Source will curate eco-conscious products and styles tailored to your life. It’s easy, shop on our website for the products recommended by our experts and/or fill out a profile and we’ll select and ship products right to your door.