Sustainable Clothing: Extending the useful life of clothes

Last Modified: Sat Apr 30 2016 02:17:06 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 9 months
    of extending active use of the life of clothing can reduce carbon, waste and water footprints by around 20-30% each.
  • £5 billion
    savings through reduction in resources needed, due the extended use of the clothing.
  • 30%
    or so of clothes in a typical UK household wardrobe have been unused for at least a year. Most often, clothes are unused because they no longer fit or need minor repair.
  • £1,000
    worth of unused clothing per household or £30 billion across the UK.