Fashion. Still not good.
Back in June 2018, I wrote a big blogpost about fashion and its effect on the environment.It's now close to June 2023. 5 years later. Have things improved?
Unfortunately: no. According to this 2020 article on WeForum.org, now 85% of all clothing produced goes to the dump. In 2018, when I wrote the original article, it was "only" about 75%.
Also, washing clothes releases 500,000 tons of microfibers into the ocean each year — the equivalent of 50 billion plastic bottles.
Fashion account for about 10% of all greenhouse gases. The Pulse report forecast fashion emissions to grow by 63% by 2030.
This doesn't look wonderful, does it? All this waste, all this junk and danger because of the clothing industry, and the magnificent ignorance the general public lives in.
For more information (if you need it, and are brave enough to look), check these links:
BBC - how clothes are linked to climate change, BBC: can fashion ever be sustainable, Bloomberg-Fashion industry's environmental impact.The wonderful ignorance is why companies keep pushing out more and more 'collections', and the more the prudish attitude of the world progresses, the more we're not taken serious.
It's so unfortunate that the current state of the world and the pendulum motion that is against nudity, coincides at this point in time. It's already bad, world/environment wise, and then the push to wear more clothes (and add some air conditioners because of that), is projecting a dire future.
As we can see on Mastodon, even the European Commission has found out that fashion is a bad actor in all this. Too bad they're not considering nudity as a sensible way to go about the day. Still, actions taken in the right direction would be a step forward to keeping the planet a safe place, for us and those coming after our departure.
Let's keep giving them the good example, even when most people don't seem to understand what we do.