“Around 70 million barrels of oil a year are used to make polyester fibres in our clothes”

BBC Smart Guide to Climate Change: Can fashion ever be sustainable? “Fashion accounts for around 10% of greenhouse gas emissions from human activity, but there are ways to reduce the impact your wardrobe has on the climate.”

“The fashion industry accounts for about 10% of global carbon emissions, and nearly 20% of wastewater. And while the environmental impact of flying is now well known, fashion sucks up more energy than both aviation and shipping combined.”