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25 Shocking Fashion Industry Statistics

25 Shocking Fashion Industry Statistics
Flickr/uair01/CC BY 2.0 There are over 7 billion people on this planet. 7 billion! If you count one number a second without stopping until you reach a billion, you’d be counting for 31 years, 259 days, 1 hours, 46 minutes, and 40 seconds. That’s how much a billion is. If each person owned only one pair of pants, one shirt, and one jacket, that would be 21 billion articles of clothing. If you were to count each of those, one per second, it would take nearly 672 years. Given that there are so many of us, and clothes are one of the three basic needs, the statistics surrounding the textile and fashion industry are nothing short of staggering. We Spend, We Spend Flickr/Photocapy/CC BY 2.0 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. Busy in China Flickr/Knoxville Museum of Art/CC BY 2.0 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. Making It Happen Flickr/marissaorton/CC BY 2.0 20. 21. 22. 23. Last But Not Least

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A Must-Watch Fast Fashion Documentary Is Now On Netflix In the era of social media, the fashion industry has gotten faster. Trends go viral, and manufacturers like Zara, Uniqlo, and H&M have responded by transforming from seasonal lines, often planned a year in advance, to clothing that goes from factory to store shelves in a matter of weeks. But there’s a price to all of this surprisingly cheap clothing. The True Cost, a documentary by Andrew Morgan that’s hitting Netflix this week, examines fast fashion’s unadvertised sins, from unregulated production that caused a factory collapse killing more than 1,000 people in Bangledesh in 2013, to the toxic waste spewed out by factories producing disposable garments, to attempts at unionization that are thwarted by violence. Luckily, it’s a topic that’s getting more attention. In 2013, journalist Elizabeth Cline investigated the industry in her book Over-Dressed.

Global Apparel and Footwear Market Update—2014 Posted by: Sheng Lu | March 24, 2014 According to the latest estimates from the Euromonitor International, the global apparel and footwear market grew by 5% in value terms in 2013 and will further increase by an incremental US$58 billion to 2018. Several highlighted findings: China will account for 50% of absolute growth over 2013-2018. It will overtake the US to become the world’s largest apparel and footwear market in 2017.The Middle East and Africa region has also become a new frontier for growth.

Pressure Mounts to Reform Our Throwaway Clothing Culture by Marc Gunther: Yale Environment 360 09 Aug 2016: Report by marc gunther Illustration by Luisa Rivera for Yale E360 Fast-growing, fast-fashion retailer H&M, which has more than 4,000 stores in 62 countries, sold $24.5 billion worth of T-shirts, pants, jackets, and dresses last year.

Fast Fashion Is the Second Dirtiest Industry in the World, Next to Big Oil “The clothing industry is the second largest polluter in the world … second only to oil,” the recipient of an environmental award told a stunned Manhattan audience earlier this year. “It’s a really nasty business … it’s a mess.” While you’d never hear an oil tycoon malign his bonanza in such a way, the woman who stood at the podium, Eileen Fisher, is a clothing industry magnate. On a warm spring night at a Chelsea Piers ballroom on the Hudson River, Fisher was honored by Riverkeeper for her commitment to environmental causes. She was self-deprecating and even apologetic when speaking about the ecological impact of clothing, including garments tagged with her own name. Fisher’s critique may have seemed hyperbolic, but she was spot-on.

Facts and Figures in the UK fashion industry - statistics about the fashion business in England - size of economic activities Archive: Fashion industry statistics United Kingdom 14 February 2014 At a press conference to open London Fashion Week Natalie Massenet, Chairman of the British Fashion Council, announced updated figures showing substantial growth in the UK fashion industry over the past five years. - The direct value of the UK fashion industry to the UK economy is £26 billion; up from £21 billion in 2009. Showing an increase of 22% in nominal terms (source: Oxford Economics 2014) - The UK fashion industry is estimated to support 797,000 jobs (source: Oxford Economics 2014). This is a decrease of 2.3% from 2009 - Whilst employment figures have dropped overall the increased contribution to UK GVA reflects higher productivity within the fashion sector.

Using waste in good taste Updated: 2015-09-09 14:19 By Wang Ying In Shanghai(China Daily USA) Textile recycling initiatives by companies and individuals are reducing Shanghai's huge pile of waste. There are only two mountains in Shanghai. Textile Fabrics Industry Overview Trends & Growth Report The Global fabrics industry overview suggests drastic technological changes resulting in increased quantity and quality of fabrics and a decrease in overhead and labor costs. New innovations in fabric manufacturing is fast changing the face of the industry. Due to globalization and liberalization, the fabric makers in one country face competition not only from domestic but also from international manufacturers. Encyclopedia Britannica Because psychological makeup, personal circumstances, and external influences all play a role in the formation of each person’s opinions, it is difficult to predict how public opinion on an issue will take shape. The same is true with regard to changes in public opinion. Some public opinions can be explained by specific events and circumstances, but in other cases the causes are more elusive. (Some opinions, however, are predictable: the public’s opinions about other countries, for example, seem to depend largely on the state of relations between the governments involved. Hostile public attitudes do not cause poor relations—they are the result of them.) People presumably change their own attitudes when they no longer seem to correspond with prevailing circumstances and, hence, fail to serve as guides to action.

Monitoring & grading Sustainable Impact Partnership Programme (SIPP) During 2015, we started the implementation of our new supplier sustainability assessment programme SIPP (Sustainable Impact Partnership Programme). With this, we assess all our suppliers' factories on a three levelled approach: Level 1: Compliance with fundamental requirements (such as legal requirements, the ILO core conventions and other requirements similar to our previous Code of Conduct). Level 2: Existence and quality of management systems and setting of own sustainability performance goals. Management Systems help to sustain compliance and establishes a fundamental ground for leading practices and reaching aspirational goals.