Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 1543 , Segment 1
Episode: Fast Fashion, Sand Shortage, Recorder Lessons
- Feb 26, 2021 9:00 pm
- 19:47 mins
Some major fashion brands and manufacturers–including H&M–just joined an initiative to start using more recycled materials in their clothing in the next decade. That’s a big deal because the average American buys 68 new wardrobe items every year, thanks to trendy clothes being produced so quickly and cheaply. But this “fast fashion” comes with a huge cost for the planet, economies, and human rights–as Dana Thomas, author of “Fashionopolis: The Price of Fast Fashion and the Future of Clothes,” explains. (Originally aired Dec 2, 2020).