These 6 Ethical Brands Are Offering An Alternative To Destructive Fast Fashion

The vast majority of the fashion industry has a totally unsustainable business model, according to a new report. So-called “fast fashion” labels churn out cheap, disposable fashion, hitting stores as often as twice a week.

One garbage truck’s worth of textiles is wasted every second, and less than 1 percent of clothing is recycled into new clothes, according to the report from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. And $500 billion is wasted every year on clothes that are barely worn and rarely recycled.

Amid these dismal statistics, the report sets out a vision for a “new textiles economy” in which the lifespan of clothes is longer, they’re produced with fewer chemicals, and renting, reselling and reuse become the norm.

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