The Problem I Inkinga
The fashion industry we all love is harmful to the environment
Every year, 90 million tons of textile waste ends up in landfills around the world, of which only 1% is recycled. The textile waste decomposes and releases harmful methane gas, significantly contributing to climate change.
Wasteful clothing manufacturing process.
Not only is the disposal of post-consumer waste a problem, but so is the waste accumulated in the production of textiles. For instance, between 5 - 20% of fabric is wasted in the garment manufacturing process.
Currently, most of these off-cut fabrics end up in landfills where they decompose and release harmful gases. This off-cut fabric is often clean and unused fabric which is still useful and should be viewed as such. This is where we can help!
Environmentally harmful fabric manufacturing process.
Fashion production makes up almost 10% of humanity's carbon emissions, dries up water sources, and pollutes rivers and streams. For instance, did you know that 20 000 litres of water are needed to grow enough cotton for just one t-shirt? An additional 2,700 litres of water (equivalent to how much water you would drink in 3 years) are then needed in the fabric manufacturing process.
Moreover, 17 - 20% of industrial water pollution is owed to fabric dyes and treatments. This is a problem we are passionate about tackling by introducing eco-conscious fabric solutions.