After 6 months in fashion industry, I learned how to pay less and take better care for the earth

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Why is sustainable clothing worth looking at?

Fashion industry contributes to global warming. The fashion industry is responsible for 10% of annual carbon emissions, more than all international flights and maritime shipping combined. According to world bank, at this pace, the fashion industry’s greenhouse gas emissions will surge more than 50 % by 2030.

What is Sustainable Fashion?

To put it simple,

No one should die making a T-shirt

, and we shouldn’t be pouring toxins into our planet

— WHITNEY BAUCK ON GREEN DREAMER

3 simple actions I learned

1. Choose your brand

Some brands aim at providing good quality, sustainable items.

Composition extracted
Top sustainable brands for women dresses — Sustainability & Trend Report (click to view the full report)
Top sustainable brands for women tops (click to view the full repot)

2. Look at the composition tag

I rarely looked at the composition tag when I bought clothes. But after gaining a basic knowledge from fashion industry, I found it is important and pretty easy to understand.

Most used sustainable composition — Sustainability & Trend Report (click to view the full repot)
Viscose Dresses — Sustainability & Trend Report (click to view the full repot)

3. Buy less, buy better

Save some purchases.

Photo by Jeremy Cai on Unsplash

About the Author

Gary Leung is a Data Scientist in Fashion Industry.

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Leung Kai Tung

Leung Kai Tung

Data Scientist in High Fashion | On a mission to make the world a better place with data and technology