31 Dec '16, 4pm
This Graphic Sums Up How Complex the Fashion Supply Chain is
It’s easy to forget how much work goes into creating a piece of clothing. Even the most basic of T-shirts requires supply-chain calisthenics to get from “fiber to fabric, fabric to garment.” Some of these intricacies are laid bare in this infographic from the team behind Scraps: Fashion Textiles and Creative Reuse , an exhibit on view at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum from now through April 16. Besides the boatload of raw materials, water, energy, and often toxic chemicals each supply-chain phase consumes, they also result in myriad types of solid, liquid, and emissions waste. Kinda puts everything in perspective, doesn’t it?