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ReDo Fashion Quiz

Can we ReDo what we do?

  1. Worldwide, what is the average time a piece of clothing is worn?
    a) 54   b) 265  c) 50   d) 120

    2. Keeping clothing in circulation for just 9 months would reduce its carbon footprint by how much?
    a) 2%  b) 14% c) 30% d) 67%

    3. How many tonnes of clothing are thrown away each day in the UK alone?
    a) 959 b) 346 c) 27 d) 1,238

    4. Online sales are becoming more and more common. How much of the online sales are returned?
    a) 10% b) 50% c) 60% d) 90%

    5. How long does it take for a synthetic fabric to decompose?

a) 25 years b) 75 years c) 200 years d) 2000 years


 

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Answers:

1-D
This number was 200 in 2002. In the UK the average is 7 times, with most women considering something old after just 2 – 3 wears. How do you feel about this? How many times do you think you wear something before you feel it's old?

2-C
A product’s carbon footprint measures the total amount of greenhouse gas emissions from its life cycle – from raw material extraction and production to the final use by consumers including recycling or disposal.
How can you keep things in circulation for longer?

3-A
An astonishing 350,000 tonnes of clothing is estimated to be thrown away every year in the UK alone. This does not include the over 700,000+ tonnes donated to charities and clothes banks, nor does it include the tonnes going to the rag trade.
Do you bring your old clothes to charities to resell? Do you ensure that the items are clean and mended before doing so?

4-B
Returns are often not fit for resale and end up being donated to charities. The reality is sadly that not many charities have the time, space, and funds to do the repairs and cleaning needed to keep these in circulation. This results in clothing being sent to the rag trade, often ending up abroad. Did you know that the global rag trade causes issues not just for the local environment in other countries? It is also often devastating to the local textile heritage and artisan community.
 
5-C
Not only do these fabrics take up to 200 years to break down, but when doing so they release harmful chemicals into the soil.
Did you know that the fashion industry is the second largest polluter in the world, following the oil industry? It is estimated to almost double before 2050.

More information can be found here:
WRAP - The Climate Crisis: Act Now

The fabrics with the worst environmental impact revealed

End of life - Phase - Close The Loop (close-the-loop.be)

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