“Apparel and footwear production currently accounts for 8.1% of global greenhouse emissions, or as much as the total climate impact of the entire European Union.” -Vox, The Environment and the Economy are Paying for the Price of Fast Fashion by Jasmin Malik Chua
At Planet Leo, our goal is to be as environmentally friendly as possible. So, all the materials for our products are either thrifted or come from the customers themselves, and then we upcycle them. What is upcycling? Upcycling is " to reuse (discarded objects or material) in such a way as to create a product of higher quality or value than the original."
We follow the mantra: reduce, reuse, recycle
THE AVERAGE PAIR OF JEANS AT PLANET LEO SAVES:
-2,866 gallons of water
-44 pounds of CO2
-five heavy metals (cadmium, chromium, mercury, lead and copper) from flowing into local water sources
*according to Ecowatch.com and SumofUs.com*