80 billion pieces of new clothing are produced each year, 75% of that will end up in landfills and will take hundreds of years to decompose. IThe production of new clothing requires vast amounts of our planet's resources; it takes 2,700 liters of water to produce a single cotton shirt. Shopping resale or secondhand is a way to reduce the environmental impact of fashion by preventing new clothes from being produced and keeping existing garments in use for longer.
The environmental benefits of the circular fashion industry are significant. The traditional linear model of "take, make, use, and dispose" negatively impacts our planet. The circular economy aims to keep resources in use for as long as possible, directly reducing waste and pollution. According to a report by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, a transition to a circular economy in the fashion industry could reduce the sector's greenhouse gas emissions by 60-90% by 2040, and reduce water use by 20-30%.
At Mine & Yours, we believe in the importance of change in this industry. We carefully curate our selection of pre-owned luxury items to ensure that our customers are getting the best quality and value. If you choose to shop or consign with Mine & Yours, you’re consciously helping offset the fashion industry’s carbon footprint.