Dr Mark Sumner explores the cost of cheap garments on The Conversation

Following a t-shirt from cotton field to landfill shows the true cost of fast fashion.

In his article published on The Conversation, Dr Mark Sumner explores the journey of an article of clothing from cultivation through to dyeing and ultimately to landfill.

Using an example of an ordinary T-shirt that many people might wear, Dr Sumner evaluates the effects on local ecosystems – including pesticides used on cotton plants that can poison local wildlife and people – that one article of clothing can have.

Read the full article on The Conversation.