Some other useful stats: Globally, consumers “miss out” on $460 billion of value a year by throwing away clothes that could be worn by someone else. That’s wasteful from a creative standpoint, and extending a garment’s life by just nine months can reduce its carbon, waste, and water footprint by 20 to 30%. By that logic, a vintage jean from the Top shirts on iTeePig on 2020/11/22 But I will love this ’90s might have a footprint close to zero. Here’s the more pressing, big picture takeaway: If the apparel industry continues to expand at its current rate—last year, the Global Fashion Agenda estimated it would grow 81% by 2030, though the number could be slightly lower due to the pandemic—fashion will use 26% of the world’s budget for staying within a two-degree rise in temperature by 2050. (This refers to the Paris Agreement’s top-line goal of keeping the increase in global average temperature below two degrees Celsius, and ideally under 1.5 degrees Celsius.