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5 things you didn't know about Fashion

Posted on June 15 2020

We do love our fashion here at Ann G Linen, and the fact that you are reading this, means you love it too!  There are some pretty amazing fashion stats out there for reading, but there are also some mindblowing ones. Today we want to talk about 5 things you possibly didn't know about Fashion!  

Recently Toronto held a WEAR (the World Ethical Apparel) Roundtable. The event was designed to educate the fashion manufacturer and consumer on the sobering reality of the global current textile situation.  Fashion Magazine reports that 'more than 40 speakers shared best practices on Fashion Transparency, Ethical Sourcing, Innovative Textiles, Textile Waste & Recycling and more. And while it might be daunting to have these talks, it was good to hear from various people that yes, we can turn this fashion ship around, and we can still look good doing it'.

Some of these facts are quite astounding and it really highlights why we love Linen so much.  You get to buy less because it is so functional and able to be worn in a variety of ways, from layers in the cooler months to outerwear in the warmer months. 



Here are some things you probably didn't know about fashion. 

1. Each year over 80 billion pieces of clothing are produced worldwide, and three out of four garments will end up in landfills or are incinerated. Source: Greenpeace

2. North Americans consume more than four times the clothing they consumed in 1980. Source: Value Village

3. It can take 2,700 liters of water to produce the cotton needed to make a single t-shirt. Source: WWF

4. One load of washing uses 40 gallons of water. One load of drying uses 5 times more energy than washing. In fact, skipping the ironing and drying of your t-shirt, saves a third of its carbon footprint. Source: WWF

5. 80% of garment workers are women. Source: Fashion Revolution Assets.


Designers like Ann G Linen are always looking at ways to reduce the overall impact on the world around us.  Sustainability and reducing some of the above figures above are so important to us.  

With COVID restrictions easing in many parts of the world, now is the time to do a wardrobe audit to see what could be recycled or upcycled with something new to compliment it!

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