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Essential Homme|Winter 2019
As the world ' s second-largest polluter, the fashion industry should clean up its act.
Angelika Pokovba

2019 marked the year when it became fashionable to be sustainable. Slap the label “eco-,” “green,” “ecologically responsible,” and “upcycled” amongst other synonyms and you’ve got the biggest trend on the planet—working to preserve it instead of destroy it. The fashion industry and in particular the increasing production and availability of fast fashion—is considered the world's second-largest polluter, only behind oil. In October 2018, the United Nations reported that the global climate crisis will exacerbate in the next 20 years if action is not taken to drastically reduce carbon output.

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