Fashion Industry – level 1
People like to wear fashionable clothes. They still buy new clothes. The fashion industry is a big business. But it has a big impact on the environment.
The fashion industry makes 20% of the world´s wastewater. Wastewater is dirty water from factories and houses. The fashion industry needs a lot of clean water, too. It takes about 7,500 liters of water to make a pair of jeans.
People throw away a lot of clothes. They throw away one garbage truck of clothes every second. These clothes often end up in landfills.
Some companies start to make sustainable clothes. Sustainable clothes are more friendly to the environment. Companies reuse material to make new clothes. They use modern ways to make clothes.
Difficult words: impact (a big change), garbage truck (a big car that goes from house to house, and it takes away things that people do not want), landfill (a hole in the ground where people put things that they do not want).
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