Fashion Industry May Finally Face Accountability for Its Huge Toxic Footprint

 A model walks the runway at the Prada Resort 2019 Fashion Show on May 4, 2018 in New York City.

A model walks the runway at the Prada Resort 2019 Fashion Show on May 4, 2018 in New York City.
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A bill before the New York State Assembly could finally impose some standards on an incredibly polluting but little-regulated industry: fashion. The proposed law, known as the Fashion Sustainability and Social Accountability Act, would make New York the first state in the U.S. to have any sort of environmental reporting requirements for the fashion industry.

The law would apply to apparel and footwear companies doing business in New York that earn more than $100 million in annual global revenue—a big umbrella that encompasses high fashion brands like Prada and Armani; mall staples like Nike; and fast-fashion companies like Shein and Boohoo. The law itself is essentially an accounting mechanism, designed to force companies to get a handle on their supply

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Fashion industry architect switches careers to open a Pilates studio on Staten Island

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Although it was always a stressful job, Christine Longcore, 41, loved working as an architect in the retail fashion industry for nearly two decades, until the coronavirus (COVID-19) shuttered the globe in March 2020.

During the world shutdown, Longcore took time to rethink her future career goals. And even after New York City began to reopen, she said she knew she wanted to switch gears.

“Between the stress in that specific niche of architecture, the commute into the city, the travel and the hours, I began to realize that I needed a big lifestyle change … I began suffering various injuries, and was unable to recover from them properly with my very long, and very stressful working and commuting hours,” said the New Springville resident.

Longcore Pilates

Clients of Longcore Pilates in Westerleigh participating in a Bodhi Suspension class. (Courtesy of Sebastian Barbera)

That’s when she started doing

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Fashion Market Size 2020 Global Industry Share, Growth, Trend, Demand, Top Players, Opportunities and Forecast to 2027

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Jan 27, 2021 (Market Insight Reports) —
Selbyville, Delaware, According to the research report titled ‘Global Fashion Market Size study, by Products (Footwear, Headwear, Clothing, Jewelry and Accessories, Bags, Others) by Application and Regional Forecasts 2020-2027’, available with Market Study Report LLC, global fashion market was remunerated at USD 300 billion in 2019 and is expected to grow with a CAGR of 4.2% during 2020-2027.

Global fashion market is primarily driven by factors such as robust sales channel such as e-commerce and retail stores, along with rapid urbanization in developing and developed economies leading to upsurge in demand for fashion goods, specifically apparels. According to Statista, in 2019, the US apparel market amassed USD 368 billion, comprising of e-commerce sales of USD 100 billion and retail sales of USD 268 billion, which is an overall surge from

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