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Make a Clothing Pledge

Textile production is a major contributor to climate change. It produces an estimated 1.2 billion tonnes of CO2 equivalent (CO2e) per year. That's more than international flights and maritime shipping combined!

If fashion continues on its current path, it could use more than 26% of the global carbon budget associated with a 2°C pathway by 2050.

The total carbon footprint of clothing in the UK is growing - rising from 24 million tonnes to 26.2 million tonnes per year in 2016.

Consumption of new clothing is estimated to be significantly higher in the UK than any other European country at 26.7kg per person.

This compares to 16.7kg in Germany, 16kg in Denmark, 14.5kg in Italy, 14kg in the Netherlands and 12.6kg in Sweden.

So do your bit to help and make a pledge not to buy any new clothing for a while; just one, two or three months.

Never underestimate your ability to make a difference.