Fashion-forward and environmentally responsible have more in common than you think. The fashion industry relies on unsustainable and often toxic manufacturing processes and is the second largest polluter globally behind the petroleum industry. A third of a pound of pesticides is required to grow one pound of cotton and it takes half a pound of cotton to make one t-shirt! Conventional cotton production depletes land resources and adversely affects human health, farmers, and the environment. Designers and clothing stores are increasingly incorporating sustainable, ethically sourced fabrics and materials into their collections and revolutionizing the fashion industry. Buying new clothes doesn’t have to mean “new”. Think thrift shop, consignment store or upcycle your old clothes. There are countless ways to conscious stock your wardrobe and if it’s good for the planet it might make them way more fun to wear!