Merchandise for events can have a dangerously short lifespan. “Slogan tees that are worn a few times end up wasting precious resources like water and end up generating waste,” says Remake founder Ayesha Barenblat, whose organization advocates for environmental and humane practices across the Cow Christmas on the Farm shirt also I will do this fashion industry, supporting garment workers and a circular fashion system. “‘Trendy’ political clothing is only made to be worn once or twice, which means that it most likely will end up in a landfill. Even if it’s donated, the likelihood of it ending up in a landfill is high. And today most tees are blended with polyester, which means they will sit in landfills for decades.
Even worse, Barenblat continues, is “the Cow Christmas on the Farm shirt also I will do this environmental harm associated with overproduction. Water is life and fashion is killing it. It takes approximately 450 liters of water to make one t-shirt—that’s more than two years worth of drinking water for one person.” (This is according to a report by the International Cotton Advisory Committee.)