Imagine a future where people would only buy 1kg of textile per year and per person to reduce their impact on the planet : What would fashion become?
Project by Alice Watel
Photographs : Iris Rijskamp, Laurianne Da Rocha and Alice Watel
Design Academy Eindhoven
Laurianne Da Rocha
Our fashion consumption has a huge impact on the planet. To keep global warming under the 1,5°C threshold we should consume a maximum of 1kg of textile per person per year when today the average is 10kg. The story of '1kg of Textile' shows a future where this is a reality. In a book and on Instagram (@1kgoftextile), Alice Watel collects examples of how people can reduce their consumption today and how this could evolve in the future. For instance, a new industry of garment upcycling could develop. "My goal is to give people a toolset to change their behaviour and create a community of consumers who help each other to follow the slow fashion movement," Alice explains.
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If 1kg is more than 2 tshirts then I probably did it this year.