Alden Wicker is a freelance journalist living in Brooklyn. She covers sustainable fashion and living, personal finance, and other curiosities.

We Have No Idea How Bad Fashion Actually Is for the Environment

We Have No Idea How Bad Fashion Actually Is for the Environment

My journey down the rabbit hole started with this fact: “The global fashion industry is the second most polluting industry in the world.” You’ll hear this repeated at panels, on blogs and news sites, and anywhere else sustainable fashion is being discussed. Intuitively, it sounds true. But when I searched for the source, I couldn’t find it. No study, no official report. I asked every sustainable fashion industry expert I knew. Several said they would get back to me. A couple of experts pointed me to the Danish Fashion Institute, which in turn disavowed the fact.

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Multilevel-marketing companies like LuLaRoe are forcing people into debt and psychological crisis

Multilevel-marketing companies like LuLaRoe are forcing people into debt and psychological crisis

Conscious Consumerism Is a Lie

Conscious Consumerism Is a Lie