(ed: denim is dirty – and cotton isn’t much better – the world is jonesing for a new clean/green clothing-material – that dosen’t feel like you are wearing a plastic-bag –
and i hafta say..i bought some long-sleeved t-shirts made of/from bamboo because they were cheap..ridiculously cheap..and they are really cool – they feel great to wear/next to the skin..dunno what their environmental-footprint is like tho’ i’m not optimistic..then there is hemp – how dirty is that processing..?..)
The fashion industry is all about image of course.
But many clothing brands share a dirty secret: it’s a filthy industry.
Popular denim brands – including Calvin Klein – Tommy Hilfiger – Guess – Express – American Eagle Outfitters – Wrangler and Lee are hiding as much as 90 percent of the climate pollution they generate by outsourcing production to contractors in developing countries –
– and then avoiding responsibility for the carbon pollution emitted by manufacturing their products.
These companies are laggards when it comes to owning up to the climate pollution created by their manufacturing.