Stitching Together FASHION and SUSTAINABILITY
has come and gone, leaving retailers to count their profits while you scamper about in your new clothes, likely pilfered at a deep discount—but is it really worth it? According to Zady, a conscientious clothing designer, apparel accounts for 10 percent of the world’s carbon footprint and is the second biggest polluter of fresh water. From field to landfill, environmental problems plague the entire fashion lifecycle. That’s why we spoke with Maxine Bédat, founder and CEO of Zady, on the troubling issues in the fashion industry.