AMAZ­ING AND DIS­TURB­ING FASH­ION FACTS:

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• Nearly 70 mil­lion bar­rels of oil are used each year to make the world’s sup­ply of polyester, which is the most com­monly used fi­bre in cloth­ing.

• Polyester can take up to 200 years to de­com­pose.

• More than 150 bil­lion gar­ments are pro­duced an­nu­ally: that’s enough for ev­ery per­son to have 20 new gar­ments each year.

• A quar­ter of the chem­i­cals pro­duced in the world are used to make tex­tiles.

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