Mekko Market & Cafe

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See below some interesting facts why you should consider buying second hand and selling your preloved clothes at Mekko Market...

Did you know Australians are the world's second largest consumers of fashion. On average we consume 27 kilos of new clothing/textiles each year and 85% ends up in landfill (source:ABC)

Eighty billion pieces of clothing are consumed globally every year. (source: 1 Million Women)

Global clothing production has doubled in the past 15 years, with garments on average being worn much less and discarded quicker than ever before (source: Ellen MacArthur Foundation)

Fast fashion is cheaply produced and copies the latest catwalk trends and they are pumped up quickly through stores. Some big high street brands churn out new collections every month, sometimes every week and even on some cases new styles land on the shop floor almost every day! (source: The Green Hub online)

20 000 LITERS. The amount of water needed to produce one kilogram of cotton;equivalent to a single t-shirt and pair of jeans (source:WWF)

Approximately 7000 liters of water are needed to produce one pair of jeans -the amount of water one individual drinks in 5-6 years. (source: Sustainable Fashion Matterz

Hopefully, these facts about the fast fashion industry will inspire you to embrace the slow and sustainable fashion movement.