Want to help the planet? We got ya! We’ve got all the details from industry leader Fashion Takes Action on How To Throw A Clothing Swap AND Save The Planet.

This video tells you how to throw a clothing swap and reduce the volume of waste you send to landfill and with the following statistics, seems we all need to!

  • North American’s send 9.5 million tonnes of clothing to landfill every year. 95% of which could be REUSED or RECYCLED.
  • One trillion kilowatt-hours of energy are used every year by the global textile industry. That equals 10% of the global carbon total.


The average person throws away 37 kilograms of textiles yearly.


  • The production of new garments uses 1/3 of the world’s freshwater resources. 2,650 liters is how much water it takes to make one t-shirt.

Click here for statistics.

We highly recommend you read the following posts as well:

Who Made My Clothes? How To Be An Ethical Shopper

Your Wardrobe Is Polluting The Ocean!

and 5 Clothing Recycling Mistakes You May Be Making.


Would you throw your own clothing swap to help the planet? Share your stories with us below.

How To Throw A Clothing Swap AND Save The Planet

Candice Batista

Candice Batista is an award winning Environmental Journalist and one of Canada’s leading eco advocates. Her career spans national and international media outlets, where she has used her background in environmental studies and media & communications to produce and report on various environmental and climate issues for primarily television and digital audiences including Huffington Post, The Globe & Mail, The Weather Network, CityTV, Rogers Television, The Pet Network, iChannel, and CTV, where she is currently the National Eco Expert for the stations number 1 daytime talk show, The Marilyn Denis Show.
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