When consumers buy clothes, they often don’t think about where they were made, in which working conditions, and how many chemicals they contain. Fact is that the majority of clothes are made in third world countries where not only child and slave labor is the norm but regulations for working conditions and environmental protection are lax to non-existent. The material used to manufacture such clothes can contain toxins even if they are U.S. grown. Consumers should check the labels and buy certified organic clothes from fair trade countries.
- Poor working conditions, minimal environmental regulations, and child and slave labor are commonplace in the $1 trillion garment industry.
- Most of the clothes we wear (unless they are labeled “Fair Trade” or “Organic”) contain some pretty toxic additives.
- this gin trash is used to make furniture, mattresses, tampons, swabs, and cotton balls!
“Poor working conditions, minimal environmental regulations, and child and slave labor are commonplace in the $1 trillion garment industry.”