December Consumer Confidence Approaches Six-Year Low (Seeking Alpha)
Amid bleak economic news, American consumer confidence continues to decline sharply.
In Poland, Style Comes Used and by the Pound (New York Times)
In Poland, "thrift stores here have become impromptu laboratories of the changing mores and attitudes in a country adjusting to newfound wealth."
Disposable fashion: for sale, hardly worn: two million tonnes of clothes (Times UK)
The frequency of clothing purchases have have significantly accelerated in recent years and as a result, "textiles have become the fastest-growing waste product in the UK."
This tumultuous year has illuminated the fact that the fashion system is broken.
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