Closest Closet Environmental Impact

Fashion trends are emerging on a weekly basis. The newest, latest, and greatest in must have colors, styles, patterns, and materials are changing on an a weekly basis. Clothing is being manufactured, purchased, and disgarded at a higher rate then ever before. The demand and competition for consumers has driven clothing prices down, but at what cost? Closest Closet empowers you to decide how much of an impact you want to have on our planet. Closest Closet is a marketplace for socially conscious members who want to increase the contents of their closet while reducing their environment. Save space, save money, and save the planet.

Recommended Reading

Over-Dressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion

Overdressed is eye-opening and definitely turns retailing on its head. Cline’s insightful book reveals the serious problems facing our industry today. The tremendous values and advantages of domestic production are often ignored in favor of a price point that makes clothing disposable.

Fashion’s Environmental Impact

The fashion industry has a disastrous impact on the environment. In fact, it is the second largest polluter in the world, just after the oil industry. And the environmental damage is increasing as the industry grows.

However, there are solutions and alternatives to mitigate these problems. The first step lies in building awareness and willingness to change.

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How can we reduce our Fashion Environmental Impact?

6 tips on making an impact with your fashion choices

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Putting the brakes on fast fashion

Fashion revolves around the latest trends but is the industry behind the curve on the only trend that ultimately matters – the need to radically alter our patterns of consumption to ensure the survival of the planet.

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The Environmental Costs Of Fast Fashion

Water pollution, toxic chemical use and textile waste: fast fashion comes at a huge cost to the environment

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Recommended Viewing

The True Cost (Netflix)
The links between consumer pressure for low-cost high fashion and the meager existences of the sweatshop workers who produce those goods are explored.

Walmart: The High Cost of Low Price

The film exposes Wal-Mart’s unscrupulous business practices through interviews with former employees, small business owners, and footage of Walmart executives.

The Machinists

A vivid and moving documentary in which the personal stories of three female Bangladeshi garment workers and the boss of a fledgling trade union in Dhaka intersect to portray the human cost of western high street fashion.