Each American discards an average of 81 pounds of clothing every year, dumping an aggregate of more than 26 billion pounds into landfills annually. How does the fashion industry affect the environment, and what can consumers and designers do to lessen the industry’s impact? These are the questions that Harper’s Bazaar editor Olivia Fleming discusses in her Dare I Say podcast with New Standard Institute director Maxine Bedat and Linda Greer, the founder of the Clean by Design program for the Natural Resources Defense Council. Both women are working to raise awareness of the environmental, social justice and health impacts of the fast fashion industry.
About the Podcast
In the Dare I Say podcast, actress and activist Olivia Wilde features intimate, unfiltered conversations with the world’s most influential women. In this episode, she presents New Standard Institute director Maxine Bedat and Linda Greer, the founder of the Clean By Design program for the Natural Resources Defense Council.