WHY WE DO
We want to change the current fashion scenario and contribute to a society with more respect and awareness.
The fashion industry collects some very worrying facts, which makes us question the path we have followed so far and how we want to go forward.
At Coletivo DES we are sure that we want to do things differently, that's why we rethink all our choices and measure how they will impact the human beings and the environment.
Here are some important facts to think about:
On average, 40.3 million people are in a situation of modern slavery, of which 71% are women.
Garments are estimated to be among the items most at risk of being produced through slavery.
In the last 10 years, hundreds of workers (mainly South American immigrants) have already been identified producing clothes in a situation of slavery in Brazil.
73% of all clothing produced in the world ends up incinerated or in landfills, only 15% is recycled.
It is estimated that by 2030 we will produce 148 million tons of textile waste per year, which is equivalent to 17.5 kg per person.
It is the second sector of the economy that consumes the most water, annually totaling around 79 billion m³. In addition, textile dyeing and finishing represent
17-20% of all industrial water pollution.
Sources: Global Slavery Index/ Fashion Revolution/ Global Fashion Agenda 2020
We'd love to build a new path together with you!