Fashion is a dirty business.
Did you know that the fashion industry is responsible for five percent of the world's greenhouse gas emissions? That's equivalent to the impact of the aviation industry — equal to the carbon output of all the planes flying around the planet each year.
In addition, the industry is rife with human rights abuses and is a toxic polluter.
Just as what we choose to eat has an impact on our bodies, our communities and the planet, so does what we wear. But while there's been substantial advancement in consumer labelling in the food industry ("organic", "pasture-raised", etc), there's not much of an equivalent with apparel.
The next time you buy an article of clothing, how can you make a choice better aligned with your values?
Here to explain how are Scott Leonard and Matt Reynolds, founders of Indigenous Designs, an organic fair trade fashion company at the vanguard of forcing the apparel industry to become more socially responsible.
Click the play button below to listen to my interview with Matt Reynolds and Scott Leonard of Indigenous Clothing (45m:23s).