In the era of climate change and sustainability, the future of our planet is in our hands. The true cost of fashion, both to the environment and humanity, is often overlooked by consumers. Our app is leading the way towards a more sustainable future for the industry.
In light of the global pandemic, we have realized the importance of collective responsibility and the impact of individual actions on a global scale. According to figures from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the fashion industry is responsible for a staggering 10% of global carbon emissions, more than international flights and maritime shipping combined. Fabric dyeing and treatment contribute to 20% of the world's wastewater, and half a million tons of plastic microfibers are dumped into the ocean each year.
Moreover, the fashion industry's workers are predominantly women and children, with 80% of garment workers being women. They are often paid extremely low wages, with the best working conditions offering a meager £4 per day and more than 8 hours of work. The International Labor Organization estimates that 170 million children are engaged in child labor, many of whom work in the textile and garment industry to meet the demand of consumers in Europe, the US, and beyond. The use of child labor is a significant problem for the fashion industry as many tasks require low-skilled labor, making them better suited to children than adults.
At 28-Styling, we are committed to reducing fashion consumption and helping users make informed purchase decisions that will help them love their clothes for longer. Our app offers a solution to the fashion industry's sustainability challenges by reducing waste, promoting ethical practices, and encouraging responsible consumer behavior. Together, these efforts will make a small difference that can create big changes and contribute to saving the world.
According to figures from (UNEP):
The fashion industry is responsible for 10% of annual global carbon emissions, more than all international flights and maritime shipping combined.
Around 20% of wastewater worldwide comes from fabric dyeing and treatment.
Every year half a million tons of plastic microfibers are dumped into the ocean which cannot be extracted from the water, and they can spread throughout the food chain.
Most of the workers in the fashion industry are women and children
80% of garment workers are women
In the best working places these women get paid £4 a day and their average working time exceeds 8 hours
The ILO estimates that 170 million are engaged in child labor, with many making textiles and garments to satisfy the demand of consumers in Europe, the US, and beyond
Child labor is a particular issue for fashion because much of the supply chain requires low-skilled labor and some tasks are even better suited to children than adults In cotton picking, employers prefer to hire children for their small fingers, which do not damage the crop
* Remember 9 out of 10 billionaires are men
28-Styling’s goal is to help reduce fashion consumption, help users make better purchase decisions, and hopefully make them love their clothes for longer. This will make a small difference, which will create big changes and save the world.