TRUTHOUT: Exposing the Dirty Business Behind the Designer Label

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Release date: 19/5/2019

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Even before it gets worn once, that new T-shirt you bought is already dirtier than you can imagine. It’s soaked through with toxic waste, factory smog and plastic debris—all of which is likely just a few spin cycles away from an incinerator, or maybe a landfill halfway around the world. Our obsession with style rivals our hunger for oil, making fashion the world’s second-most polluting industry after the oil industry.

Media contributions

TitleExposing the Dirty Business Behind the Designer Label
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media name/outletTruthout
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date19/05/19
DescriptionEven before it gets worn once, that new T-shirt you bought is already dirtier than you can imagine. It’s soaked through with toxic waste, factory smog and plastic debris—all of which is likely just a few spin cycles away from an incinerator, or maybe a landfill halfway around the world. Our obsession with style rivals our hunger for oil, making fashion the world’s second-most polluting industry after the oil industry.
URLhttps://staging.truthout.org/articles/exposing-the-dirty-business-behind-the-designer-label/
PersonsPatsy Perry