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When clothing is thrown away, only 1% will be recycled to make new clothes. 73% will be burned or buried in landfill. 12% will be recycled for other purposes.
Upcycles old Levi's jeans to make individual new pieces — this extends the life of the denim fibers.
More than 63% of existing textile fiber supply chains are accounted for by non-biodegradable, fossil-based synthetics.
Employs recycled polyester, reducing the need for new plastic to be created from fossil fuels.
Making one cotton shirt requires 713 gallons of water. That’s approximately what one person drinks in 2.5 years. The fashion industry is the second biggest consumer of water, according to the UN.
Recycles water used to keep harsh chemicals out of fresh-water streams and works with fabric mills and factories to advance water safety in the industry.
20% of global industrial water pollution is caused by chemical dyeing of textiles. This equates to half a trillion gallons of water annually, making it the second-largest polluter of clean water globally.
Works to create a range of high-performance, synthetic dyes that use less water, fewer chemicals and less energy.
The fashion industry accounted for 2.1 billion tonnes of greenhouse gases in 2018. Greenhouse gases absorb heat and radiate it over time, warming the atmosphere.
Purchases carbon credits to offset its greenhouse gas emissions, considering the whole value chain from production and distribution to packaging.
The supply chain for virgin precious metals, from extraction to finished piece, can involve multiple countries with environmental and social problems arising throughout.
Creates jewelry from 100% recycled metals, sourced from a refinery with the highest environmental standards.
1 in 8 workers globally works in fashion and textile production, often with very low pay and poor conditions. Roughly 75% of factory-based garment workers are women.
Only works with suppliers that can guarantee that no one involved in the production – at the suppliers themselves or their subcontractors – is denied basic human rights or suffers injury.
More than 2 billion animals are estimated to be used in the fashion industry each year, in the wool, fur and leather industries alone.
Uses a feather alternative called PLUMTECH® in its jackets, and as a result is estimated to have saved the lives of 18 million birds.