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Shocking news about the textile industry. This is why we use local tailors and local fabrics. #mensfashion #bloggers

While the findings are hardly surprising, the authors of the report are hoping it’ll prompt renewed concerned about the high price the country is paying for its role as the “apparel workshop to the world.” In 2010, China’s textile industry processed some 41.3 million tons of fiber—52 to 54 percent of the world’s total production. That same year, China exported more than $212 billion of textile and apparel products, accounting for 34 percent of global exports. But clothing the planet isn’t without its downsides. The textile industry produces close to 2.5 billion tons of wastewater and other pollutants each year, tainting the air, rivers, lakes, oceans, and even the soil and groundwater.

Full article: http://www.ecouterre.com/chinese-textile-polluters-regula...

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