Launch Dec 28, 2019
Registration closes: May 12nd 2020
Submission Deadline: May 22nd 2020
Public Voting begins: Jun 2nd 2020
Public Voting ends: Jun 23rd 2020
Result Announcement: Jul 3rd 2020
Fall in prices, quicker production rates and easier access to fashion (fast fashion), has meant that fashion is now more accessible to the common man than ever before.
Taking a look at Europe, for example, studies have shown that the percentage of clothing bought by a resident of the European Union has increased by 40% in just a few decades, with the current spending average of about $782 per year per capita.
But at what cost?
The clothing and textile industry are the second largest pollutant in the world (following oil) contributing to 10% of global greenhouse gas emissions.
Reasons which cause concern include
Abuse of natural resources (land, water and an increased use of chemicals and pesticides) for the production of raw materials at a faster rate.
Manufacturing and finishing processes such as spinning, dyeing or giving the fabrics strength and shine are energy-intensive processes in which large amounts of water and chemicals are used.
Most textile raw materials and final products are imported into the EU, which means long delivery routes.
Consumer User Pattern
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