Clothing has quietly become one of the planet's most problematic pollutants, earning itself the dubious title of the world's second-largest polluter. While it may not command the same attention as more visible culprits like oil spills or industrial emissions, the fashion industry's impact on our environment is far-reaching and deeply concerning.
At the heart of this issue is a phenomenon known as "fast fashion." This term refers to the rapid production and consumption of cheap, disposable clothing. In the pursuit of ever-changing trends and bargain prices, consumers buy more clothes than ever before, often wearing items just a handful of times before discarding them. The consequences of this disposable fashion culture are staggering.