‘To Die For—Is Fashion Wearing Out the World?’ is a thought-provoking, well-researched book concerning the affects of current fashion and rabid consumerism on our societies and on the planet. Jill Chivers, creator of the My Year Without Clothes Shopping website and related program, reviews this book and highlights some startling facts. For instance, much of the world’s cotton is produced in the Cotton Bowl in India. However, working conditions are so horrific and the workers see so little profit, the area has been renamed the Suicide Belt with over 10,000 suicides reported there in 2008. And did you know that the average consumer contributes 26 pieces of wearable clothing to landfills each year?
Read the full article here: To Die For—Is Fashion Wearing Out the World?
Carrie Rattle is a Principal at BehavioralCents.com, a website for women focused on mind and money behaviors. She has worked in the financial services industry for 20+ years and hopes to inspire women to better prepare themselves for financial independence.