And 1500 gallons of that is just enough to produce enough cotton for 1 pair of jeans
The rest is used in the dyeing process, and the finishing processes that are used to achieve vintage and worn in looks
How can you change this?
Also, brands that are using foam dyeing rather than rope or slasher dyeing in one generic dye bath
Buy vintage or secondhand!!!
PollutionWaste water is also a major issue with processing denim
After denim has gone through the washing process, toxic sludge is left and disposed of in unethical and unsustainable ways
They say in China you can tell the next trendy colour by looking at what colour the rivers are
A lot of greenhouse gasses are also generated when going through the production, manufacturing, and transportation stages of a jean’s lifecycle
How do we fix this?Buy brands that are disposing of waste in a humane manner such as turning old sludge into bricks that can be used for homes or using water filtration systems that allow them to recycle the water
Buy brands that have clean energy running their production facility