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H20 Radio: Textiles’ Dirty Little Secret

Posted: June 30, 2015 at 12:17 pm by , in A Public Affair, Featured

It’s been said that “you can know the color of fashion’s next season by the color of rivers in China.” Fifty percent of global textile manufacturing in the world happens there and packs a mighty punch in terms of water consumption – and pollution. Are our wardrobes killing the planet? Or is it possible to dress for sustainable success.

H2O Radio examines the life cycle of clothes, from the typical way they’re manufactured and dyed, to how they’re cleaned. What is the true water footprint? Is dry cleaning really dry and therefore less water consumptive? Is it safe for us and the environment? How would a consumer know?

If our clothes could tell us—they might divulge some dirty secrets.

 

 

For a full transcript, visit H20Radio.org.