Cleaning Up Fashion Through Policy

Mar 17, 2022

10:00am – 11:00am CT

The environmental impacts of the fashion industry are severe. Of the 150 billion garments produced annually, 85% end up in landfills, and microfibers shed from clothing harm people and nature. Increased public awareness and new technologies are shifting the tide towards more sustainable practices. Bold and visionary interventions are needed now to drive meaningful progress. Hear from the CEO of the first-ever ecommerce platform for vintage and secondhand clothes, a scientist studying the threats fashion-related pollution poses to people and wildlife, and the CEO of a retail platform for emerging, sustainability designers for a discussion on necessary policy to regulate the fashion industry and mitigate its impact on the environment -- from the supply chain to consumers' closets and beyond.

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