Saturday, January 12, 2019

Fashion’s Dirty Secrets

  • If you think buying new clothes is a fun activity with few consequences on human health and the environment, you may want to watch the BBC documentary “Fashion’s Dirty Secrets”
  • According to BBC investigative reporter Stacey Dooley, fashion is second only to oil on the list of the top five most polluting industries in the world
  • It can take 4,000 to 5,000 gallons of water to conventionally grow the cotton needed to make a single pair of jeans
  • Waterways around the world are being irreversibly harmed by textile growers and manufacturers, who are collectively creating climate change, human health risks and environmental damage
  • You can do your part to help fix this broken system by selecting organic fabrics, refusing to participate in “fast fashion” and buying only the clothes you truly need and will wear for a long time

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