thredUP's Fashion Footprint Calculator brings awareness to the fact that the "fashion industry produces more harmful carbon emissions than the aviation and shipping industries combined" and asks consumers to consider how they play a part. The calculator asks users a series of questions based on how often they purchase, care for and wear clothes, and comes up with the amount of carbon that one's closet generates annually. thredUP also provides useful tips for reducing one's carbon footprint, such as supporting sustainable brands, renting instead of buying, or repairing items rather than throwing them away.
The fashion industry has a significant carbon impact on the environment and many environmentally conscious consumers are changing the way they participate by purchasing second-hand items that are already in circulation—especially from retailers like thredUP, the world's largest online thrift store.
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