Water scarcity is a worldwide problem. One of the reasons it can occur is because of poor management of sufficient available water resources. That is why we are all trying to be conscious about our water consumption. We turn off the tap while brushing our teeth, we take shorter showers and we save up dirty clothes to do the laundry.
These are all beautiful initiatives, but did you know that your t-shirt is probably one of the largest water consumers you will find in your home?
Let's break it down
Producing a single cotton t-shirt requires up to 2,700 litres of water. This water is used for growing the cotton, manufacturing the material, dying it and transporting the product. The shocking thing is that 2,700 litres of water is almost 3 years worth of drinking water.
How to make impact, even if it's small steps
By replacing one regular t-shirt with a 'not so thirsty' sustainable t-shirt on SCOON, you can save up to 2565 litres of water. This means 95% less water is used in producing the tee.