Fact: To produce one cotton T-Shirt, it takes 700 gallons of water. That amount can feed one person water for 900 days.
T-Shirts are the most purchased garmet of clothing. It's comfortable, it's easily accessible, and it connects a consumer to their identity. They are also one of the easiest garments of clothing to discard. The average person in the US throws out approximately 70 lbs of textile waste a year. From an article written by By Mattias Wallander, CEO of USAgain, he says, "The exact long-term environmental costs of clothing, footwear, linens and other textiles going into landfills is difficult to calculate, but we know what the harmful effects can be. Decomposing clothing releases methane, a harmful greenhouse gas and a significant contributor to global warming."
Fashion does not need to continue to be harmful to our society and our environment. We have all the material already made so let's be creative and,
RECREATE THE CREATED
Recreated out of T-Shirts
The Fly Dress is made by deconstructing unwanted T-Shirts and reconstructing into sheets of fabric, through the process of patch working. To help decrease the amount of textile waste, ELLERALI has designed The Fly Dress with low environmental impact. The sleeves of the shirt are now the pockets of The Fly Dress. Made in one size, ELLERALI wants you to feel comfortable with changes in your body. The Reversible feature of The Fly Dress allows you to switch sides as you please. Made to feel chic and be comfortable, The Fly Dress will be your favorite outfit for every occasion.