If you’re looking to live a greener 2017, one of the most eco-conscious changes you can make is a reshuffle of your attitudes towards fashion, consumerism and secondhand clothing. I stepped away from fast fashion a year ago, and I haven’t looked back since.
It’s no secret that the fashion industry is one of the biggest culprits when it comes to climate change, second only to oil. ACTUAL OIL. A lot of this is because supply chains are long with many components; and often these components involve underpaid, sometimes underage, workers in terrible conditions. And then let’s talk about waste, as Greenpeace points out
‘400 billion square meters of textiles are produced annually, of which 60 billion square meters are left on the cutting room floor. Each year over 80 billion pieces of clothing are produced worldwide, and after its short lifespan, three out of four garments will end up in landfills…
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