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This Nike Better World promo video from 2012 shares the manufacturing process of how plastic bottles can turn into “the most advanced football jerseys on the planet.” (And by the way, that’s soccer/football, not American football.)
In collaboration with the World Wildlife Fund, National Geographic just released a video explaining the impact of a cotton t-shirt: how much water it takes to make just one, how much energy it takes to grow, manufacture, and transport that shirt, and how much water and energy it takes to care for that shirt in your home. The video also explains how we can make a difference in reducing the resources used in care for that shirt:
One load of washing uses 40 gallons of water. One load of drying uses 5 times more energy than washing. In fact, skipping the ironing and drying of your t-shirt, saves a third of its carbon footprint.
Whether it’s reducing waste, saving energy, or being a conscious consumer, small actions can make a big difference. Think about ways that you could save energy and water.
Interested in a few changes that makes an impact?
1. Buy and share second-hand clothes. Related watching: Jessi Arrington’s Wearing Nothing New TedTalk about buying thrift store clothing. Two favorite quotes: “Color is powerful. It is almost physiologically impossible to be in a bad mood when you’re wearing bright red pants.” and ”Fitting in is way overrated.”
2. Buy a drying rack at a local store and let the sun (or the heat in your house) do all of the work!
This late night talk show video suggestion from a dad and his five year old takes us back to 1984, an era when David Letterman wore suits made of sponges, rice crispies, potato chips, alka seltzer — with the help of an oxygen mask to shield him from the carbon dioxide being released from the tablets— as well as these two videos of Dave hanging around in a suit of velcro, above, and a magnets suit, below:
Check out more physics-related videos from the archives.
Made for fashion designer Borre Akkersdijk by animator Niels Hoebers, this video was featured at Akkersdijk’s show at fashion week in Paris as “a visualisation of a creative production process.”