Sustainable Fashion Quiz
Sustainable Fashion Quiz
How much do you know about what’s in your closet?
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What percentage of total global greenhouse gas emissions are produced by the fashion industry?
The fashion industry is responsible for 8-10% of global greenhouse gas emissions. If it does not accelerate its response to climate change, by 2030 it will produce twice the volume of emissions required to align with Paris Agreement global warming targets.
The fashion industry contributes to environmental degradation in which of the following ways?
The fashion industry contributes to all of the above. Deforestation occurs when land is cleared for grazing animals that produce leather, wool, and other animal products. Deforestation and overgrazing can cause desertification and soil degradation. With this habitat loss and pollution from production, the fashion industry causes a loss of biodiversity as well.
How many liters of water does it take to make 1 pair of jeans?
It takes 3,781 liters of water to make one pair of jeans, from the production of the cotton to the delivery of the finished garment to a store. Textile manufacturing uses 20% of the world’s clean water each year.
What percentage of clothing is recycled?
Less than 1% of clothing is recycled. The repurposing of textiles is often incorrectly referred to as recycling. They are actually reused by being broken down and made into new products, often insulation or stuffing materials.
What does greenwashing in fashion refer to?
Greenwashing refers to claims of environmental sustainability by a brand that are false or misleading. The International Consumer Protection and Enforcement Network (ICPEN), a global network of consumer protection authorities, recently swept websites for greenwashing. They found that as many as 40% of environmental claims could be misleading customers.
Which of the following fabrics releases microplastics when it's washed?
Which statistic about garment factory workers is incorrect?
All of the above are correct statistics about garment factory workers. The 2018 Global Slavery index found that garment manufacturing was the 2nd biggest contributor to modern slavery, the first being the production of technology. In order to keep the fash fashion cheap for Western consumption, Bangladeshi garment factory workers earn a low wage of approximately $95 per month, far lower than a living wage. Many workers are also victims of forced labor, estimated by the International Labor Organisation to be 170 million children.
What is the average number of times a woman wears an article of clothing?
Which of the following is not an example of shopping sustainably?
Buying new clothing to match seasonal trends is not an example of shopping sustainably. Shopping at thrift stores, buying few, high-quality items, and picking garments made from natural fibers are all examples of ways to shop for clothing in a sustainable way.
Instead of throwing out unwanted clothing and contributing to textile waste, what can you do instead?
All of the above are good alternatives to throwing out unwanted clothing. Just because a piece is no longer your size or style doesn’t mean it won’t be someone else’s, and there are so many ways to upcycle your old clothes into something new!