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Submission + - Save the planet: Wear recyclable polyester

Riktov writes: "The New York Times has a short piece on how clothing sellers and manufacturers are looking at the ecology of clothing and possible future trends in the area.

Current consumer habits, driven by "fast fashion", where people buy and go through clothing at a rapid rate, and then end up throwing it all away, may have to give way to green fashion, where clothing is more durable, requires less energy to clean and maintain, and ends up being re-used or recycled (or even rented in the first place). Did you know that your "all-natural" cotton T-shirt uses more energy over its lifetime than the polyester equivalent?

Of course, when it comes to not following fickle fashion trends and cutting back on washing clothing, perhaps the Slashdot crowd is way ahead of the game..."

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