Out of fashion: a photo shoot in the heart of China’s textile industry, on the bank of Qiantang River, in Zhejiang province, shows the scale of the toxic water pollution that currently occurs in order to supply a global market with its fast-fashion fix. Picture: Lance Lee for Greenpeace

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Out of fashion: a photo shoot in the heart of China’s textile industry, on the bank of Qiantang River, in Zhejiang province, shows the scale of the toxic water pollution that currently occurs in order to supply a global market with its fast-fashion fix. Picture: Lance Lee for Greenpeace
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Sofia Suarez

Sofia Suarez

Style writer, personal shopper and teacher, Sofia A. Suárez, contributes to newspapers, magazines, travel guides and luxury brands around the world. Born and raised in Hong Kong, the Filipina-Italian attended Georgetown University before moving to New York to begin her career at Fairchild Publications. She has been a contributor to the Post since 1999, focusing on fashion, art and design.