The Environmental Cost Of Fashion | Here & Now – Here And Now
For most people, reducing their carbon footprint means driving less, composting, recycling and maybe thinking twice before taking a flight. But how about what’s in their closets?
About 60% of synthetic fabric is made from fossil fuels and 85% of those garments end up in landfills, making fashion one of the world’s biggest environmental challenges. And now, with runway knock-offs sold cheaply and disposed of quickly, the stakes are escalating with the rise of fast fashion.
Host Robin Young talks to Carry Somers (@Carrysomers), founder of the Fashion Revolution advocacy group.
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