The Environmental and Human Cost of Making a Pair of Jeans

Americans do love their denim. So much so that the average consumer buys four pairs of jeans a year. In China's Xintang province, a hub for denim, 300 million pairs are made annually. Just as staggering is the brew of toxic chemicals and hundreds of gallons of water it takes to dye and finish one pair of jeans. Who knew even our trusty pair of blue jeans were also polluting rivers, ecosystems, & our own bodies?! Fortunately, there is a company creating a better jean with new, improved technology.


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