Australia’s obsession with new clothes and ‘fast fashion’ textiles hurting the environment …
“Australians are the world’s second largest consumers of textiles, buying on average 27 kilograms of new clothing and other textiles each year. So what is the environmental impact of this obsession?”
“Annual production forecasts from PCI Fibres found that while Australia sat just behind North America’s need for new clothing, the amount of textiles we consumed annually was twice the global average of just 13 kilograms per person per year.”
I buy 2 or 3 quality pieces of clothing a year
Bear has decided to buy Aussie only, most of my clothes are R M Williams and made in Aussie. Unfortunately we don’t produce much in Aussie anymore. Good shirts are made in Aussie from Italian fabric. Jeans (moleskins) are English waxed thread, the cloth made in Scotland and jeans made in Aussie. Jumpers are merino wool made overseas and my jackets are made all over the world.
Of course I wear the best boots in the world R M Williams. None of the plastic crap!
Unfortunately socks and undies are a problem not produced in Aussie anymore.
All very expensive but will last a lifetime and cheaper in the long run than all this cheap Asian plastic crap!
Please think about it? Everybody is carrying on about electricity generation costs, yet we are polluting more with our clothes, cars, plastic and etc.?