11 Sep '12, 11am

25 Shocking Fashion Industry Statistics

25 Shocking Fashion Industry Statistics

There are over 7 billion people on this planet. 7 billion! If you count one number a second without stopping until you reach a billion, you’d be counting for 31 years, 259 days, 1 hours, 46 minutes, and 40 seconds. That’s how much a billion is. If each person owned only one pair of pants, one shirt, and one jacket, that would be 21 billion articles of clothing. If you were to count each of those, one per second, it would take nearly 672 years. That’s a lot of clothes! And it’s safe to assume that many of us own more than three items of apparel. Given that there are so many of us, and clothes are one of the three basic needs, the statistics surrounding the textile and fashion industry are nothing short of staggering. Here's a look: We Spend, We Spend Flickr/Photocapy/CC BY 2.0 1. The world clothing and textile industry (clothing, textiles, footwear and luxury goods) reached...

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