SukkhaCitta x Yo-Yo Ma: Culture as a Climate Solution

SukkhaCitta x Yo-Yo Ma: Culture as a Climate Solution

Making stuff—clothes or anything really—doesn’t come free to the planet. It's easy to forget, but each and every thing we wear takes land, water, manual labor and other resources to make, from fabric to finish. Some estimates say the clothing industry accounts for up to 10 percent of global carbon emissions, mostly from the production and processing of the raw materials into fabrics.

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The fashion industry produces over 100 billion garments per year.

With over 8,000 chemicals used in its production, it’s the second biggest contaminator of our Planet’s fresh water. In Indonesia, the Citarum river is a vivid case: The untreated wastewater of 200 textile factories has turned it into one of the most polluted rivers in the world — leaving once proud fishermen to fish through plastic waste.

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