Keeping up with the pace of manufacturing new clothes stresses water supply, leaches chemicals into the environment and requires diesel and gasoline to transport the goods. Additionally, the United Nations estimates that a truckload of clothes are dumped into landfills or incinerated every second.
Reset learns about the problem, the importance of reducing consumption and how to reuse clothes in creative ways to keep them from heading to the landfill.
GUESTS: Kristine Brandel, fiber artist and teacher
Katherine Bissell Cordova, executive director of Chicago Fair Trade
Karen Weigert, director of Loyola University Chicago’s Baumhart Center for Social Enterprise and Responsibility