Comments on: My Jeans Are Very Thirsty! http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/06/my-jeans-are-very-thirsty/ The EPA Blog Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:15:11 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 By: kate http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/06/my-jeans-are-very-thirsty/#comment-19682 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 14:34:14 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=3199#comment-19682 I would like to write my paper on this topic, so if anyone has any other links or information pertaining to Jeans/denim, it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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By: Jeremiah O'Neil http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/06/my-jeans-are-very-thirsty/#comment-19681 Tue, 12 Jul 2011 13:31:36 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=3199#comment-19681 First of all, I always donate and shop for clothing at thrift shops for years. I think it not only makes financial sense but as you point out in your statistics — it really makes a environmental difference.

Thanks for info.

JO

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By: JJ_John on Jeans http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/06/my-jeans-are-very-thirsty/#comment-19680 Sun, 24 Oct 2010 13:10:22 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=3199#comment-19680 I never put to my senses that wearing jeans greatly affect the environment..it’s just sad that most of the people now are so fashion forward and always on trend making manufacturers do their job… every fabric made perhaps cost a lot of energy..so sad.. :(

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By: Alternative Energy Freak http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/06/my-jeans-are-very-thirsty/#comment-19679 Wed, 13 Oct 2010 17:57:27 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=3199#comment-19679 It’s probably not unreasonable to say that we’re all much more environmentally conscious nowadays. It doesn’t seem likely that we are about to turn into a nation of eco-warriors overnight, but most people are quite prepared to make a little effort to be greener. It is a lot of relatively small changes by a large number of people that tends to make the difference. The good news is that you can be more environmentally friendly whilst saving both time and money. Many thanks :-)

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By: kjbake2 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/06/my-jeans-are-very-thirsty/#comment-19678 Sun, 12 Sep 2010 15:12:25 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=3199#comment-19678 I am a fashionista as well and this article has really opened my eyes. This is an issue that everyone can help to solve… just by recycling and consuming less. I am currently looking for a topic on which to write a persuasive paper for a natural resource conservation class that is supposed to be directed towards college students. So far I have been unable to find many issues that the average college student can even attempt to solve, but this one is different. I would like to write my paper on this topic, so if anyone has any other links or information pertaining to this, it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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By: Liam http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/06/my-jeans-are-very-thirsty/#comment-19677 Thu, 08 Jul 2010 11:58:32 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=3199#comment-19677 It’s the last thing anyone thinks about when buying a pair of jeans from a store, but it is a major problem. I was reading an article on denim, the other day and a few larger jeans brands are trying to do something about the problem.

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By: Judy http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/06/my-jeans-are-very-thirsty/#comment-19676 Mon, 21 Jun 2010 14:51:16 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=3199#comment-19676 Great info, Deb! Really learned a lot. Couldn’t have imagined how much water is lost just to make a pair of jeans. Frightening what we do to our environment. Thanks so much!

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By: David Lynch http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/06/my-jeans-are-very-thirsty/#comment-19675 Sun, 20 Jun 2010 20:27:50 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=3199#comment-19675 Its unbelievable the water wastage when you start looking into all areas. Oh well you have jeans sold that are torn, you can buy jeans that are faded and now you can buy jeans with the wet look about them. Wheres it all going to end.

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By: David Lynch http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/06/my-jeans-are-very-thirsty/#comment-19674 Sun, 20 Jun 2010 15:28:10 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=3199#comment-19674 Is that what they call the wet look.Is it all worth it with jeans they come out faded, ripped and torn, holes in them but everyone still wants a pair of jeans!

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By: Brenda-EPA http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/06/my-jeans-are-very-thirsty/#comment-19673 Wed, 16 Jun 2010 17:45:20 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=3199#comment-19673 Deb: LOL. That is one great post! I am real fashionista and with three daughters, you can imagine how much shopping we do! I do the regular hand me downs exchange with other co-workers and friends. I also go to the local Salvation Army Store for books and sometimes find quite a few fashion items. I hosted a swap party in late March with co-workers and friends and it was a HUGE success. Books, jewelry, handbags, clothing, DVD….just to name a few. In fact a few people have asked me when I am hosting the next one.

I also read the National Geographic and was as appalled as you to learn how much water is needed for jeans. Which brings me to the fact that I have taught my kids to take very good care of their clothes to make them last thus they don’t end unusable and filling much needed space in a landfill.

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