The dirty industry of fast fashion is causing an environmental “emergency”

- Quartz

The $2.5 trillion fashion industry is the second-largest user (pdf) of water globally, according to the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), noting that producing one cotton shirt requires 2,700 liters of water—"the amount a person drinks in 2.5 years." The agency also estimates that one in six people worldwide works in a job related...


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