What is fast fashion exactly? It defines as a "hyper-accelerated cycle of making, consuming, and trashing clothes that is wrecking our environment and keeping workers in poverty.” Some sobering statistics: Up to 8 percent of carbon emissions are caused by fashion; a third of all microplastic pollution in the ocean comes from what we wear; and, a garbage truck’s worth of clothing and fabric gets sent to the landfill in the United States every two minutes (where, for some kinds of fabric, it’s likely to start decomposing and releasing methane, a potent greenhouse gas).
Sustainable fashion doesn’t have to be about “buying a $100 dollar organic dress from an ethically pure brand,” she told Sierra. “It can be as simple as being intentional about what you buy and not buying a bunch of clothes that you're not going to wear.”
Elizabeth Cline the Conscious Closet.