Fast Fashion: Sickening enough …

(But now we’re eating our own clothes)

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Photo: pixabay.com
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Photo on Unsplash @Davidclode

Our insatiable hunger for cheap clothes is costing us the Earth.

“they addicted us … who needs all these clothes? Who needs all this crap?”

Like shooting stars, but not as beautiful

“One garbage truck full of textiles is landfilled or burnt every second.”

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https://truecostmovie.com

“My God, we can do better than this” says the narrator

The toxic trail

“There is nothing beautiful in seeing a river polluted by toxic dyes or a garment worker surviving on a pittance while toiling in dangerous sweatshop conditions.”

Which is better for the environment — natural or synthetic fibers?

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Picture by Thomas Lefebvre@Imthebear on Unsplash
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https://www.trustedclothes.com/blog/2017/07/07/dark-side-cotton-industry/

“Dark Satanic Mills”

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“Bubbles” — a contemporary comment on sweat shops. Punch, 1845 (Purchased) http://www.historyhome.co.uk/peel/economic/sweat.htm

Modern Slavery and Child Labor

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“the result of the actions of soulless multinationals and rapacious local entrepreneurs, whose only concern was to take advantage of the profit opportunities offered by cheap labor.”

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https://mic.com/articles/191658/meet-hautelemode-the-creator-of-fashions-most-viral-and-incisive-memes#.dB7phf5bD

Can we get away from sweatshops?

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Photo on Unsplash @alexnovii

What should I do with my old clothes?

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An Englishwoman in California, writer, teacher of medicine, likes chickens, bees, and vegetables. Supports the Green New Deal. Tries to keep her language clean.

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