KNOWLEDGE DROP: Fast Fashion Kills

$15.00

Brand Tunnel Vision

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Knowledge Drop: Fast Fashion Kills

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Grey or white tee with black print on front reading:

  • MOST GARMENTS SEWERS WORK 14 HOURS/DAY, 6 DAYS/WEEK, AND MAKE 1/3 OF A LIVING WAGE. 80% ARE YOUNG WOMEN. 1/10 OF CHILDREN GLOBALLY WORK IN A SWEATSHOP.
  • IN THE PAST 20 YEARS, GARMENT PRODUCTION HAS INCREASED 400%, UP TO 80 BILLION GARMENTS PER YEAR. IN THE SAME TIME, THE WORLD POPULATION HAS ONLY INCREASED BY 2 BILLION. ONLY 16% OF AMERICANS DONATE THEIR USED CLOTHING. 14 MILLION TONS OF CLOTHING (80 LBS PER PERSON) DECOMPOSES IN LANDFILLS CREATING AS MUCH POLLUTION AS 7.3 MILLION CARS.
  • ONLY 10-20% OF DONATED CLOTHING IS RESOLD OR DONATED, DUE TO A SURPLUS OF SUPPLY AND NOT ENOUGH DEMAND. OF THE REMAINING 80-90% OF UNWANTED DONATED CLOTHING, 7 MILLION TONS ANNUALLY IS EXPORTED FOR SALE TO 3RD WORLD COUNTRIES, DESTROYING LOCAL GARMENT INDUSTRIES.
  • 700,000 TONS IS SENT TO LANDFILLS, ADDING TO THE 14 MILLION TONS PER YEAR ALREADY DISCARDED BY CONSUMERS.
(SOURCE: THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY, 2013; THE TRUE COST, 2015; NEWSWEEK, 2016; INTERNATIONAL LABOUR ORGANIZATION, 2012; THE LA TIMES, 2017; BLOOMBERG, 2016; FORBES, 2017)

Part of our Knowledge Drop collection -- pieces sold at cost with $0 profit to spread the word!


Brand
Tunnel Vision on sweatshop-free Bella & Canvas tee

Sizing
This item is sizes in traditional men's sizing.