Here is just another reason why we need to get rid of the ludicrous notion of infinite GDP growth: Every year the American consumers collectively throw away the staggering amount of 17 tons of textiles. Can you imagine how much water, energy and human labor is needed to produce this massive amount of clothes? Thank you, @Claire for creating this interesting reading comprehension exercise in which you cover the topic of ‘visible mending’ as an alternative to ‘fast fashion’. Here is my favorite quote from your text as it give me hope that the ‘developed world’ is going to live up to its title after all.
People are quietly putting their hands where their money and values are and repairing, mending, re-working and remembering the true value of their textiles.