[Marxism] Exposing the Dirty Business Behind the Designer Label

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Mon May 20 06:02:54 MDT 2019

According to the think tank Ellen MacArthur Foundation (EMF), the 
majority of fast-fashion products —the hyperactive production and 
marketing cycle fueled by high-volume, high-speed supply chains, which 
often bludgeon the environment while driving ultra-cheap retail market 
—are incinerated or trashed within a year. In the U.S., wasted leather, 
cloth, rubber and other scraps constitute over 8 percent of the total 
volume of solid waste. Global clothing consumption averages about 22 
pounds annually per person, though the U.S. and Europe each average 
roughly triple that amount.


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