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What's better: Cotton or polyester clothing?

Benjamin Restle
April 4, 2024

Are you torn over your clothing's environmental impact? From resource-intensive production methods to consumer behaviors, explore the complexities shaping our fashion choices and their ecological footprints.


Interviewees featured in this episode: 

Laura Scherer, assistant professor at Leiden University's Institute of Environmental Sciences (CML)

Susanna Horn, senior research scientist with the Finnish Environment Institute

Beth Jensen, Climate+ Strategy Director at Textile Exchange


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Looking to reconnect with nature? Want to make better decisions for the health of the planet? Every Friday, Living Planet brings you the stories, facts and debates on the key environmental issues of our time.