Did you know Australians dispose of six tonnes of clothing waste every ten minutes with only 15-20% recycled?
The average person buys 60% more items per year and keeps them for approximately three years, generating a massive amount of waste.
Only about 0.1% of recycled fibre received from charities and takeback programs is recycled into new textile fibre.
If each piece of clothing life was extended by three months, there would be a reduction in the world carbon and water footprints, as well as reduced waste generation of five to 10%.
With a limited income or eco-consciousness many of us seek out ways to extend the life of our current clothes or upcycle from op shops or buy nothing Facebook pages.