WASHINGTON – Proposed new laws in Washington would hold large fashion retailers to account for their environmental impacts. A new bill, based on similar proposals in New York, had its first public hearing last week. Sharlett Mena, D-Tacoma, among the sponsors of the bill, said: “Fast fashion seems like a trendy way to stay up-to-date, but its shiny veneer hides another side: massive pollution, environmental shortcuts, and social justice issues.”
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