Sustainability is a central part of carbone14;
The first question that came to our mind was: ‘’how to make fashion clothes without producing on the other side of the world?’’.
Using vintage clothes and turning them into something more modern was the starting point.
We take simple actions such as:
producing in france, where the headquarter are located
using recycled material for the packaging
cleaning clothes, we sell with our own washing liquid made home (here is our recipe):
Super washing soda – 200 ml (2/3 cup) or sodium carbonate (try to choose one 100% fragrance and phosphate free)
Baking soda – 45 ml (3 tbsp)
Liquid castile soap – 1/2 cup, any scent
Water – 5 cups
By combining these little actions, we are minimising energy, waste, and water footprints.
FASHION INDUSTRY’S KEY NUMBERS
$ 2 500 000 000
, IS THE FASHION INDUSTRY’S WORTH,
FIRST ECONOMY SECTOR IN FRANCE.
THE FASHION INDUSTRY IS RESPONSIBLE
FOR 20% OF WASTEWATER IN THE WORLD.
OF CARBON EMISSIONS.
COTTON GROWING REPRESENTS 3%.
OF ARABLE LAND IN THE WORLD.
COTTON GROWING USES 24% OF INSECTICIDES USED WORLDWIDE.
OF WIDESPREAD PESTICIDES.
OF USED TEXTILES END UP IN LANDFILLS.
21 000 000
TONS OF TEXTILES ARE STRANDED EACH YEAR.
ARE NEEDED TO MAKE ON PAIR OF JEANS.
OF CO2 EMISSIONS.