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The underside of my look

What impacts do my clothes and shoes have on the planet ?

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Organisation : ADEME
Description : July 2018 - 32 p. - Réf. 010539
Type of content : Practical guide

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Summary : As far as we can remember, we wear clothes to protect us from cold or heat. Since the 14th century and thanks to international trades, clothes have become an important part of our lives.

Today, international brands provide us trending clothes at competitive prices. However, the manufacture needs several steps and process that damage environment, harm workers and those who wear clothes.

Textile industry is one of the most polluting industry in the world. For example, to manufacture a jean we have to grow cotton, mostly in India or Africa, which generate high environmental and social impacts, then we have to dye it in another country. Furthermore, cotton is send back in Asia to be manufacture and finally, the final product is sold all around the world ! Before being in our closet, some jeans could have travelled around the world. Every steps of the jean's circle life has profound environmental and social impacts in every countries it went to.

Find out the underside of your look: get how to choose clothes and accessories (shoes, bags), how to buy organic cotton or products with a label (European Ecolabel, Gots or Oeko-Tex ®), why it is better to choose second-hand clothes or brands that are committed to safeguarding the environment, and how to care of your clothes (Repairing, transforming or recycling them when they are to damage).

We all have the power to act and limit the fashion impacts on earth!

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Keywords : TEXTILE, COMPORTEMENT DU CONSOMMATEUR, CONSOMMATION DES MENAGES
Editor : ADEME / Universal love
Online publication date : August 2018
Published Date : July 2018
Language : EN
EAN Printed : 9791029710667
EAN Digital : 9791029710674
Type of medium : Imprimé/A5
Target(s) concerned : Particuliers et Eco-citoyens
Public : Grand public / particuliers, Jeunesse, Associations