Where Your Clothes Really Come From

Our clothes — the stuff in our wardrobe right now — are the result of a reckless industry, responsible for some of the worst pollution and most horrific human rights violations on the planet.

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There is no easy way to say this to a Western audience.

Our clothes — the stuff in our wardrobe right now — are the result of a reckless industry, responsible for some of the worst pollution and most horrific human rights violations on the planet. Pressured by fashion’s largest name brands, textile factories and garment manufacturers consistently cut corners to increase annual profit margins, at any cost. The modern fashion industry, currently making upwards of $3 trillion a year, is simply unsustainable. Here’s why:

Next to big oil, the clothing industry is the second largest polluter in the world and is responsible for the most the detrimental toxic waste dumping, ground water contamination, and water consumption of any industry.

The unrelenting waste of retailers and typical Western households has far exceeded the capacity of global landfills. Americans alone throw away over 14 million tonnes of clothes every year; annually…

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2 thoughts on “Where Your Clothes Really Come From

  1. Th clothes come from the blood of people. The blood comes from the blood of women and children in asia.
    Phil knight has to take alternate routes to his skyskraper in Portland now. He does it, to avoid all the homeless in portland now .

    Most people will not be able, to afford nikes soon, in Second Great Depression america. It is ironic.

    Our environment is almost ruined too, as Steve Jobs learned from his pancreatic cancer. Steve Jobs ,eprobably got pancreatic cancer, at a young age, from plutonium from lawrence livermore radiation and atomic laboratory in the bay area, and or depleted uranium muitions ranges by sf, and or nuclear waste dumped in the bay in th 70s, and or toxic chemicals, in water from intel computer chip making in the bay area for 40 years.

    Steve Jobs,had to take alternative routes to work, to dodge homeless in the bay area in his final days. It is ironic.

    There is aspergers victim, Bill Gates. Bill Gates was in his mothers womb, at the height of open air nuclear testing, from 1953 to 1963. There were also the many accidents at hanford. There is growing evidence, of links of autism with radionuclide pollution. AUTISM is growing fast in america now doubling every 5 years! It started growin precipitously in america in the 50s, with the advent of the atomic age! Nuclear reactors, bombs and nuclear waste. A couple of Bill Gate’s kids are autistic.
    Bill gates got 200 million from congress, for his evil terrapowerMininuclear reactors scheme. Mininuclear reactors have been tried in america for 75 years. All have melted down. All create nuclear waste. All are huge radionuclide harards!
    Bill Gates is trying to pawn Small Modular Reactors on china. The chinese will probably not go for it. They are becoming more green


    Bill gate’s software sucks but, they still use it in electronic voting machines.
    Maybe microsoft, will get a kick from war with iran! I am sure other oligarchs are counting on it! Gates probably goes out of his way not to see the homeless, in bellevue, that were not there 10 years ago, or the homeless seattle, that are getting worse.

    Ironic is it not?

    Maybe that is why buffet lives in lincoln, although there are scads of homeless there now too. Easier to dodge though.

    Things will have to change soon, because the environment and economy is collapsing in america


  2. Wow, great observations as usual, Nick – particularly about the behavior of the rich. The US needs to totally ban electronic voting machines – we use paper ballots here in New Zealand, with representatives from all parties being allowed to oversee vote counting.

    I didn’t realize Gates was such a strong nuclear proponent. I will have to look into this further.


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