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7 Astonishing Facts On How Fast Fashion Is Harming The Environment

There are very few people out there that are aware of just how damaging the fast fashion industry is on our planet.

Take a look at the below video produced by the World Economic Forum (make sure you have the volume turned on). Across decades of madness we have moved away from natural fibres and naively embraced synthetics and blends that are toxic on our planet during production, during use, and of course when we throw these items away into the land fill where they fail to degrade. We've developed an insatiable appetite for buyng cheap, only to see these items discarded in less than 12 months due to poor workmanship. And then there is the excessive abuse of our precious water resources during production, and the massive use of chemicals that negatively affect both the land, worker's health and our own health. 

Even within our School system here in Australia, over 5 million synthetic, chemically infused school uniform polos are being worn by our kids across 10,000 schools every day. They are generally poor quality, produced cheaply in places like China, Indonesia & Bangladesh, and supplied by well known School Uniform brands who give nil consideration to the environment, or workers rights for that matter.

In contrast, here are 7 astonishing facts on how RREPP turns one of the dirtiest industries, both socially and environmentally, into one of the cleanest. Our Organic & Fairtrade certified supply chain :

1) Reduces land and water acidification by 70%
2) Reduces Global Warming by 46%
3) Reduces blue water consumption by 91%
4) Reduces soil erosion by 26%
5) Reduces non renewable energy demand by 62%
6) Uses nil toxic chemicals and nil GMO cotton seeds
7) Supports gender equality, fair pay and safe working conditions in what is normally a highly exploitive industry that sustains poverty rather than alleviating it.

We clearly need more transparency so our fashion choices can be more informed. Especially when it comes to Schools and larger Corporations purchasing policies. Even something as small as changing your School's uniform polo to 100% Organic & Fairtrade cotton will collectively have a significant impact both socially and environmentally. Fundraising for your School through P&C run uniform shops, whilst looking after people and planet, doesn't have to be mutually exclusive !

Ask us how by contacting Scott Goddard at scott@rrepp.com.au

Scott Goddard
Director & Founder

m. 0422 004 954
e. scott@rrepp.com.au

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Posted in unique supply chains on Monday 25th February 2019


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