Switching Gear – Textiles Programme – Circle Economy

, Switching Gear – Textiles Programme – Circle Economy, The Circular Economy

The past two decades have seen a dramatic decrease in the amount of times clothes are worn. Coupled with a shift towards fast fashion, average consumers today buy 60% more items than they did 15 years ago and wear them for half as long. 70% of closets usually go unworn and it is estimated that 33% of women wear items as little as 5 times before disposing of them.

Source: www.circle-economy.com

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