The affects of the textile industry on the enviroment

 What is the industry doing to the environment?

The textile industry uses natural and man-made fibers to produce clothing. The outfits made from man-made fibres are low-budget and therefore are easy to maintain. Even though the man made fibers are cheap there are very difficult to recycle. There has been  demand clothing therefore the  textile industry has thus grown over the years. growth in the textile industry has amounted to an increase in landfill pollution.

Ever month thousands of textile waste is thrown away. This waste is not being discarded correctly. The waste created therefore land up in the landfills and pollute the environment.



Could second-hand clothing be the next big thing?

Purchasing clothing can be expensive these days, therefore people have been buying second-hand clothing as an alternative in order to save money. Budgeting is a very important tool these days when going shopping. People should not underestimate the idea of second-hand shopping, because it is a trend for some people.


What can we do to help?

People are starting to be aware of these environmental problems and people therefore rethink their purchasing habits. People must become aware of the textile industry and what it is doing to the environment before it is too late.

Old clothes can be transformed into looking brand new. These days fashion designers are viewing  waste as a real opportunity to save the environment. These designers give “old” clothing a “new” life by adding worth to the items.

You could also help by recycling your clothing as it may contribute into reducing landfill mass. It could reduce the amount of resources needed to produce new clothing.


Who is wearing second-hand clothing?

Second-hand clothing is cheaper than purchasing new clothes and you can even shop online.  We see celebrities from all over the world such as Julia Roberts, Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman and Colin Firth wearing vintage and recycled garments to Red Carpet events and look amazing.

So maybe it’s time to start rethinking our purchasing habits so that we can reduce human footprint.

2nd Take has gorgeous designer brand clothing for up to 70% less, making sure that you look stylish at an affordable price. Visit the online store to see the clothes we offer.

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