Growing cotton, one of the most popular fibers used in clothing
manufacture, accounts for a quarter of all the pesticides used in the
United States, according to the USDA.
“Apparel manufacturing in most countries offer low wages and poor
conditions for workers. According to figures from the U.S. National
Labor Committee, Chinese apparel workers make as little as 12-18 cents
per hour working in poor conditions. .
“According to the EPA Office of Solid Waste, Americans throw away
more than 68 pounds of clothing and textiles per person per year. .
“The Council for Textile Recycling estimates that 2.5 billion
pounds of post-consumer textile waste is collected for reuse or
recycling, but this represents only about 15 percent of the clothing
that is discarded in the U.S. each year. .
“Source: “Waste Couture: Environmental Impact of the Clothing
Industry” and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences..


Source:Post Bulletin