People, especially women, love to shop for clothes every now and then. It’s a morale booster for many and they even do it on a yearly basis.
As of June 2014, financial website YCharts reported that the stores sales of clothing and accessories in the U.S. had reached $21.28. This figure is up by 2.91 percent from a year ago. Not surprising at all because the U.S. apparel market is considered the largest in the world comprising 28 percent of the global total and valued at $225 billion. For women’s apparel, the latest sales were valued at more than $110 million.
There’s no doubt that clothes make people look good but on the other side of the coin, this love for clothing has an adverse effect on the environment. Some people may think that by donating their old clothes to charity, they’re already doing a good job. What they don’t know is that large volumes of these used personal items actually end up in landfills that only harm the ecosystem. [Read more…]