I have mostly focussed on the working conditions of those making our clothes and have not really addressed the environmental impact.
The Economist posted an article recently on the environmental impact of the fashion industry. The industry is unsustainable but it appears consumers don’t even realize it. According to the article “global clothing production doubled between 200 and 2014” and consumers keep “almost every type of apparel only half as long as they did 15 years ago.”
I think we are forgetting the message: REDUCE, REUSE and then recycle.