Made in China, dumped in Chile: where world’s unwanted clothes go

Nov 8, 2021 | INVESTING

A mountain of discarded clothing including Christmas jumpers and ski boots cuts a strange sight in Chile’s Atacama, the driest desert in the world, which is increasingly suffering from pollution created by fast fashion.The social impact of rampant consumerism in the clothing industry – such as child labour in factories or derisory wages – is well-known, but the disastrous effect on the environment is less publicised.Chile has long been a hub of second-hand and unsold clothing, made in China or…

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