Fashion uses more water than any industry other than agriculture. At least 8,000 chemicals are used to turn raw materials into textiles. Americans throw away 68 pounds of clothes on average each year, and we only buy 10 pounds of recycled clothes annually.
Clothing that ends up in landfills takes a very long time to decompose — about 6 months for a cotton sock, one year for a wool cap, 40-50 years for a leather belt and 50-80 years for a rubber boot.
According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, 11.8 million tons of cloth, textiles and shoes are discarded in the United States each year, ending up in landfills or being incinerated.
Jeff Garner and Prophetik have lead the way over the past 13 years in offering an eco-friendly alternative to this hazardous cultural and industrial standard through the creation of beautiful garments meant to stand the test of time. Each Prophetik design is brought to life using only GOTS certified organic fibers and plant based dyes eliminating health risks to the wearer and honoring our planet's resources.
Prophetik was honored to collaborate with Greenpeace on the video below to bring increased awareness to the crucial issue of toxicity and environmental destruction within the fashion industry.