Who doesn’t love jeans? Chances are you probably own more than one pair. Would you love them as much if you knew what damage they caused before landing in your shopping bag?
Levi’s conducted a study into the environmental impact of making a pair of their famous 501s. The results? Producing just one pair of jeans requires almost 3500 liters of water and 400 mega joules of energy, and emits 32 kilograms of carbon dioxide. That’s the equivalent to running a garden hose for 106 minutes, driving 125 kilometers and powering a computer for 556 hours.
You can find cleaner alternatives below and in the blog on ‘The dirt on your denim’ .