Fast Fashion & Our Planet

Fast Fashion & Our Planet

Did you know 👇

The global fast fashion market will grow from $106.42 billion in 2022 to $122.98 billion in 2023.

And Australians buy more clothes than almost any other nation, with some 200,000 tonnes thrown out and ending up in landfill each year.

Whilst I’d prefer we buy less, much less, I do love at every store globally at H&M have recycling boxes that you can drop your old clothes (any brand) to and receive a thank you voucher towards your next purchase.

Once you’ve dropped off your old clothes into one of their garment collecting boxes, their business partner takes over, they empty the boxes and sort the contents into three categories 👇

Rewear - wearable clothes are marketed as second-hand clothing.

Reuse - if the clothes or textiles are not suitable for rewear they are turned into other products, such as remake collections or cleaning cloths. 

Recycle - all other clothes and textiles are shredded into textile fibres and used to make insulation materials.

In 2020, H&M collected 18,800 tonnes of unwanted clothes and textiles through the garment collecting programme. That is the equivalent of 94 million t-shirts 🧡

Ps can the #sheinhaul please stop!

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