Shocking fashion stats

Childrenswear brand FIVE OF US have examined and created a visualised interactive page that demonstrates just how much the fashion industry contributes to landfill each year


The interactive page compares the volume of clothing in landfill to some of the world’s most well-known landmarks, including the Eiffel Tower, Burj Khalifa, Mount Everest, The International Space Station, and even the moon, to give context to the amount of waste.

A spokesperson from FIVE OF US commented saying: “… we don’t pretend to have the solution to the problem that is sustainability in the fashion industry, but we do believe that our ‘made to order’ model is one responsible step in the right direction to reduce the problem of overproduction.

“While the fashion industry as a whole contributes more than a trillion dollars worth of waste to landfill every year, we rarely talk about how children’s fashion contributes to this. We think one of the key areas missing in sustainability in fashion conversation is educating the next generation on how to shop and consume with sustainability in mind.”https://fashion-responsibility.fiveofus.com/#/