We have reached a point where we are facing a great crisis. Company after company tries to create this idea of recycled clothes when in fact things are completely different.
My intention in this article is not to denigrate the names of certain companies but to raise some question marks an entire industry.
We produce clothes in a much larger quantity than we need. And I talked about this in another article, Consumerism or fashion. I don’t mean that we should have 2-3 T-shirts and limit ourselves to these, but we definitely don’t need 100 T-shirts in the hot season. What does this mean if we think about the environment? Massive and unthinkable pollution.
I discovered a scheme that can only make me sad. Dozens of clothing companies come up with the idea of bringing them clothes you no longer wear and they take care of recycling them. At first glance, it is an initiative of all praise. But the reality is different.
Going by the story, most clothing items are made from a mix of fabrics, which means that not all are recyclable.
What happens to the vast majority of clothes collected by these companies? Well, they end up being resold in the poor countries of Africa, where they are resold not recycled, or given to the poor.
Others are shredded and used in construction for insulation. But what worries me is the impact of these clothes that end up in the environment. Thrown who knows where.
And so the society in which we live no longer thinks so much about everything around us, but only about selling as much as possible and making a profit.
The conclusion I reached, going on this topic is that we hide behind fashion to produce irresponsibly. How much is fashion and how much is the nonsense industry?
I’m waiting for you in the comments section to tell me if you see things that way or if you see them differently. Let’s talk about it.