It was about time the world to move from the phase of acceptance to the proving solutions phase in terms of the global warming phenomenon and climate change. Last week we watched the Before the Flood movie, curated by Leonardo Di Cabrio and National Geographic. The movie is raw and truthful, brutal and painful to watch.
The environmental biology class, during my studies and the passion of my professor, did not reach the same level of consciousness as this movie. One cannot deny the power of visualization, we’ve been preached to live to the fullest, live in the moment, without regrets (YOLO). I felt blessed when in Italian Alps end of October the thermometer hit the 23°C, looking at the naked mountains now makes me extremely sad. Do you realize that our kids might never see the snow?
My dear fashionistas, did you know the fashion industry is the second dirtiest to oil industry and we are wearing and promoting it? It shakes me to the core, that this small blog promotes in anyway unconscious overconsumption. I honestly don’t know how to continue, this past week I’ve been doing lots of research in terms of eco-friendly materials and ways to change my lifestyle. I’ll update you next Sunday on what I’ve learned.
Facts presented by Forbes, regarding fashion industry:
- Nearly 70 million barrels of oil (1 barrel=119 liters) are used to make polyester, the most commonly used polyester. It takes more than 200 years for this fiber to decompose
- Fashion clothing, which we wear 5 times and discard after 35 days, produce 400% more carbon emissions per year that the ones we wear 50 times and keep for a full year.
- Cheap synthetic fibers emit gasses like nitrous oxide (N2O), 200 times more damaging than CO2
- Over 70 million trees are cut each year to create rayon, viscose, modal and lyocell
- Cotton is the world’s largest pesticide consuming crop
- Plastic microfibres from our synthetic clothing account for 85% of the human-made material found in the ocean. It makes you want to cry, I know…
- The fashion industry is the second biggest polluter of freshwater resources
- A quarter of the chemical compounds currently produced is used in textiles
I would love to hear your thoughts on the matter. Let’s make it an open discussion. Share your thoughts and this post.
Climate changing concerns us all.
Have a nice Sunday!