Benefits of Second Hand Fashion

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FASHION FACTS

ESOOKO is the fashion marketplace that is on an environmental mission. That is why our users are planting trees, planting corals and helping fund a campaign that is making fashion more sustainable, whilst they buy and sell clothes. However, we also want to encourage the members of the ESOOKO community to be mainly buying and selling second hand fashion.

Here’s some terrifying facts about how the fashion industry damages our planet and some uplifting facts about the environmental benefits of second hand fashion. If you are not already an advocate of second hand, we hope this will inspire you to be!

Over 100 million trees are cut down every year in order to make new clothes.
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Buying one used item reduces its carbon footprint by 82%.
It takes 2,700 litres of water to produce a new t-shirt. That’s the amount of water the average person drinks over 900 days.
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It takes 7000 litres of water to produce one pair of jeans. That’s the amount of water you drink over five years.
So if you buy a second hand pair of jeans instead of a new pair, you save 7000 litres of water!
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In 2018 the fashion industry produced over 100 million tonnes of waste.
Over 8% of total greenhouse gas emissions are produced by the fashion industry. That’s more than the emissions created by air travel and international shipping combined.
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If everyone in America bought one used, rather than new, clothing item this year, we would save 5.7 billion Ibs of C02 emissions. That’s the equivalent of half a million cars being taken off the road.
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