January 25, 2007

Anti-Fashion On the Rise??

From the New York Times
Can Polyester Save the World?
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But clothes — and fast clothes in particular — are a large and worsening source of the carbon emissions that contribute to global warming, because of how they are both produced and cared for, concludes a new report from researchers at Cambridge University titled “Well Dressed?”

The global textile industry must become eco-conscious, the report concludes. It explores how to develop a more “sustainable clothing” industry — a seeming oxymoron in a world where fashions change every few months.

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2 comments:

Haute Girl said...

interesting...

fashion theory said...

the only "rental" service i've really heard of is "Bag Borrow Or Steal" - but dry cleaning in between rentals would make clothing loans more costly, no?