How much water does a pair of jeans take to produce?

actful math: Grade 3rd-5th

Math skills: Division

Related Environmental issues: Water conservation

The Fashion industry is the second largest water consumer in the world.

It takes about 2,000 gallons of water to produce a pair of jeans. A standard bathtub holds about 40 gallons. About how many bathtubs can 2,000 gallons of water fill with?

ANSWER  50 bathtubs

2000 / 40 = 50

Source: World Economic Forum, 2020. These facts show how unsustainable the fashion industry is.