A child jumps on piles of tannery waste in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Luxury leather goods sold across the world are produced in the slum, where workers, including children, are exposed to hazardous chemicals and none of the tanneries treat their waste water. Fashion houses have begun addressing such concerns. Photo: Reuters

It’s not sexy: why fashion giants aren’t touting their green credentials

If luxury brands shared the story of how they responsibly manufacture products, they could make eco-friendly an irresistible consumer choice. But fashion is driven by desire, not environmental awareness

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A child jumps on piles of tannery waste in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Luxury leather goods sold across the world are produced in the slum, where workers, including children, are exposed to hazardous chemicals and none of the tanneries treat their waste water. Fashion houses have begun addressing such concerns. Photo: Reuters
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