As China considers implementing an environmental tax, the government has ordered the closure of more than 2,000 companies in 18 different industries, including dyeing and finishing. (Ecotextile News)
Meanwhile, the National Resources Defense Council is widening the scope of its eco-textile program in China. Its goal: To help textile mills reduce their environmental impact and, more important, save money. (WWD)
The staggering demand for fast fashion is driving textile workers in India, Bangladesh, and Cambodia to the brink of starvation. (Guardian)
1. Summer Rayne Oakes
2 Leslie Hoffman (Earth Pledge)
3. Sass Brown (Fashion Institute of Technology)
4. Sarah Scaturro (Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum)
5. John Patrick (Organic)
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