…that the textile industry is one of the largest sectors globally and produces 60 billion kg of fabric annually.
…that in the textile industry alone, there are more than 3,600 types of dyes.
…that in many pollution sites wastewater from the dye industry is directly dumped into surface waters without treatment.
…that the majority of pollution exposure in the Pure Earth’s database comes from ingestion of contaminated water and ingestion of food, which has been irrigated with contaminated water. Read More.
…that the multi-trillion dollar fashion industry is responsible for one of the major ecological disasters? And still, continues to recklessly pollute various other major water sources all over the globe. ? Learn a bit more about The Ecological Disasters Caused by the Fashion Industry, here
…that In China alone there are 435 discharge points, spanning the coast and releasing 32.2 billion tons of wastewater into the sea each year. …That many of the very same chemicals found in the dyeing facilities discharge wastewater were also in the clothes themselves. …. That Parents, activists, bloggers or fashion fans around the world have the power to convince major brands to listen to our demands and Detox our future, Here, you can read, learn and why not: ACT !!
…that Clothing in stores globally found with nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPEs), a hormone-disrupting toxic chemical. These build up in the water supply and food chain, and are considered hazardous even at low levels of exposure. The EU has banned the use of these chemicals in clothing manufacture. Can Fashion Be Green? Check who is doing what about it.
** Photo: Dye run-off in Tirupur, India. Catalogue Magazine.