The fashion industry’s heavy environmental footprint
20 September 2019 | 6:00 am
Bloomberg's Emma Chandra examines the negative environmental aspects of the fashion industry and steps being taken by companies to make production more sustainable. She speaks on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Americas."
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