At a climate conference in World 185, major clothing companies were forced to accept the role they had within climate change and compensate garment workers for the true and fair costs of their labour and the environmental effects. Therefore, they had to heavily reduce or stop manufacturing of new garments.
Companies can only sell deadstock or 2nd hand garments; second hand shops and home dressmaking are revalued and there is a focus on making and repairing, re wearing and clothing libraries and clothing swaps so people can still enjoy variety and creativity within their wardrobes. Sewing and repairing are thus taught more widely in schools leading to a nationwide culture of repair and reuse.
What if …
mass manufacturing companies had to pay for their crimes?
exploitation of garment workers; climate change; clothing repair
The True Cost documentary
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