FASHION’S DIRTIEST DILEMMA

Fashion is great!

Fashion is one of the most polluting thing on earth . last year 1,130,000 tonnes of new clothing was purchest in the UK an increase of 200,000 tonnes since 2012.

COTTON

The cotton industry forces labour. As well as forcing labour ,the pesticides used are highly toxic. Pesticides can create acid rain that is poisonous to:

  • amphibians
  • fish
  • human health
  • small mammals
  • insects.
cotton growing in a field.



As well, cotton takes a lot of water to grow. The Aral sea has completely disappeared according to NASA. If you want to know more watch Stacey D Dooley’s documentary Fashion’s dirtiest secrets.

DYES

coloured dyes are toxic and a problem

dyed cloths.

Dyes cause a lot of problems in the environment. Manufacturers are aware of all the problems to do with dye. Organically coloured cotton is being developed to help solve this environmental problem of dye. Today, coloured cotton comes in shades of brown, reddish brown, green and yellow.furthermore, dyes are still a big problem and we need to solve them or the planet is gone.

THE CITARUM RIVER

Although it looks clean on the outside, it is not, so much so that the army has been called in to help.

The Citarum is the longest river in west Java. The real truth is that it is the most polluted river in the world. It has an important role in life of most people in west Java, 28,000,000 rely on the water from the Citarum. The water can cause neurological problems that are caused by polluting metals, lead, mercury and toxins.loads of toxic spills are released every day

So would you really risk earth for looking good?

By F (10)

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