Academic journals for high school students

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Clothing Waste in the Fashion Industry: History, Background, and a Way Forward

Yerim Jin
Emma Willard School


The fast-paced trend and the subsequent surge in clothing production in the fashion industry have contributed to rising greenhouse gas emissions. As global concerns over pollution and climate change intensify, the need for a sustainable approach in the fashion industry becomes imperative. Fortunately, over the ages, consumers gained knowledge about the materials and the production process of the clothes they wear every day. This education caused an increasing demand for a sustainable approach to the fashion industry and helped consumers to make informed decisions. However, despite the increasing demand for “sustainable fashion,” several limitations hinder the fashion industry and consumers from being more ethical and sustainable. This article discusses the different approaches to sustainable fashion, its impact on the environment, and the obstacles of textile recycling. The article examines ways in which government policies can promote sustainable practices in the fashion industry.

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