More on the Ecological Age of fashion

In my last post I talked about an exhibition where a handful of Danish and other Northern European designers presented their take on sustainable design. I was especially crazy about Ivana Helsinki's print, the feathers you see right above. 

Some facts I read at the exhibit:

The fashion industry is the world's third largest industry with a yearly turnover of more than €370 billion. The global textile production has grown by 25% between 2002 and 2012, wih Asia as the main contributor. Cotton is concidered the world's most dirty crop due to it's heavy use of incesticides, the pesticide being the most hazardous to human and animal health. Production of a T-shirt can cost up to 2,000 Liters of water from field to shelves. Currently less than 1% of the world's cotton is grown organically. But from 2006 to 2010 sales of organic cotton has grown by more than 600% so things are changing. 

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