We discard 92 million tons
of clothes-related waste each year! That's a garbage truck every SECOND!
Cheap fashion is really far from that, it may be cheap in terms of the financial cost, but very expensive when it comes to the environment and the cost of human life.Sass Brown | Author of ECO Fashion
20% of global wastewater comes from textile dyeing
Unless we take action, the fashion industry will use up a quarter of the world’s carbon budget by 2050!United Nations Environment program
60% of Clothes
are made with plastic-based materials - according to UNEP
"Textile dyeing is also the second largest polluter of water globally and it takes around 2,000 gallons of water to make a typical pair of jeans"United Nations Environment program
What actions can you take
We wear clothes for comfort and protection as well as to express ourselves. Much of our clothing is made cheaply, unethically and has a huge impact on our planet. Here are some ways you can take action on this issue:
Impacts of Action
Reduce Climate Emissions
Our clothes have a huge cost to the climate: a typical T-shirt produces 6.75kg C02 during production and sale.
Save Water & Waste
Reducing fast fashion consumption lowers water usage and pollution caused by the textile industry. Repairing and donating clothes minimizes textile waste in landfills.
Save Money & Buy Responsibly
Choosing quality clothes reduces the need to replace them frequently, saving money in the long run. Supporting ethical brands helps improve working conditions for those in the fashion industry.
Earn points from actions
Use Commit2Act to track the impact of your actions!
Earn rewards, qualify for prizes and learn from others who are taking action to secure a better future for us all.
- Each Action has a calculation to determine how much C02 has been saved.
- Upload photos of your action as evidence to demonstrate your good deeds.
- Harness the power of AI image recognition to validate your impact.
Who's leading the charge?
Centre for Sustainable Fashion
A research Centre based at the London College of Fashion who provoke, challenge and question the fashion status quo.
Offers free resources and workshops to promote education for sustainability.
An international civil society organization with over 50 years of experience making more sustainable and ethical supply chains.
In the news & Media
The Guardian - Fast fashion: The ugly truth behind the shiny clothes
National GeographicJohn Bartlett2023-04-10Learn More
BBC - Fast fashion: Are we really ready to change our buying habits?
BBC NewsEsme Stallard2023-07-29Learn More
Climate Town - Fast Fashion Is Hot Garbage
Chile’s Atacama Desert
National GeographicLearn More
How Clothes are Linked to Climate Change
The Environmental Costs of Fast Fashion
UN Environment Programme2022-11-24Learn More
How to repair your clothes
YoutubeOne Army2021-05-03Learn More
The shopping mall where everything is recycled
YoutubeBBC News2019-02-10Learn More
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