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FASHION FACTS - SHOPPING OVERSEAS & ONLINE
THINK TWICE ABOUT SHOPPING OVERSEAS ONLINE FOR FASHION:
About 30% of clothing exported in the world comes out of China. By the time it gets to you, it may have travelled tens of thousands of kilometres, especially if you buy online from overseas, for airfreight delivery within days. When it comes to transport, sea freight is the greenest shipping method, and train shipping can be pretty efficient too.
The slower the shipping, in general, the greener it is. Airfreight emits about five times as much carbon dioxide, per kilogram of material shipped, compared to truck freight. Rail freight is much more efficient—about twice as efficient as trucks, on average – but if you are buying from overseas then it can’t come by rail or truck.