Did you know that the Textile Industry is the second MOST polluting on earth, next to oil?
Textile waste as increased 811% since 1960 and every week in the UK 11 million items of clothing go to landfill. Globally, The New York Times estimates that nearly 60% of all clothing ends up in incinerators or landfills within a year of production. Many of the pieces that quickly become trash are initially sold for impossibly low prices, made possible by the exploitation of almost every person and portion of the supply chain. On top of this, greenhouse gas emissions from global textiles production in 2015 totalling 1.2 billion tonnes of CO2, more than the emissions of all international flights and maritime shipping combined.
Here at Cherished Pieces we are committed to reducing our carbon footprint. All our fabrics are sustainable – having been either reclaimed from deadstock, up-cycled or are vintage textiles. To uphold our status as a responsible company we strive to be 100% zero waste with all fabric. No fabric remnants, however small, are thrown away. When you shop at Cherished Pieces not only are you getting beautiful, handmade items for your darling little one, you are also helping to reduce the amount of waste that is harming our planet!