Changing Markets | Fossil fashion: The hidden reliance of fast fashion on fossil fuels


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Today’s fashion industry has become synonymous with overconsumption, a snowballing waste crisis, widespread pollution and exploitation of workers in global supply chains – but the industry shows few signs of slowing down. A less-reported issue is the increasing evidence that shows the fashion industry relies heavily on the use of cheap synthetic fibres, especially polyester, to fuel its insatiable fast-fashion business model.

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