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Measuring Fashion's Ecological Footprint

Fashion clearly has an outsized impact on the planet. Industry processes from cultivation of raw materials to fabric and garment manufacturing, related activities such as transport and logistics, and consumer usage from washing to discarding items - all these stages adversely affect the environment. 

Quantifying fashion's ecological footprint in a definitive way is difficult as different data sources present different parameters. It is nonetheless a worthwhile task as it gives a sobering pictu…