Fashion industry creates more than 92 million tonnes of textile waste every year, and is single handedly responsible for roughly 10 percent of humanities’ carbon emissions.
In 2020, an article from BBC Future estimated that the fashion industry creates more than 92 million tonnes of textile waste every year, and is single handedly responsible for roughly 10 percent of humanities’ carbon emissions. Whilst we strut along in our latest ‘must have’ bargains from any number of high street conglomerates, one garbage truck full of textiles is dumped in landfill or burned globally every second. Yes – every second. Read that again if you have to.
Fashion and fast fashion in particular is an industry only just behind the aerospace industry in terms of annual carbon emissions. What’s more, the effects of textile waste on the environment (created by affordable, throw away garments, comprised of synthetic microfibres and toxic chemical dyes) is devastating. For those of us who love to dress up, this is a pill that takes some swallowing. Fashion is poisoning our planet.
Designer Auda Sako, inspired by her own experiences in the creative industries, has decided to do something about the problem. Paris born, London based, Sako is a woman on a mission. An upcycling trailblazer, working with everything from fishing nets to car mats, old sofas and throw away hardware. She makes luxury goods from discarded materials in her efforts to make unique, original pieces whilst driving circularity within the fashion industry.
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