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Designer Turns Factory Scraps Into Eco-Friendly Fashion

By Desirée Kaplan

Fast fashion has afforded the world access to new trends every week, but it’s taking a toll on the environment. As companies focus on producing clothing quickly, the disposal of "out of fashion" pieces becomes an afterthought. Soon, products find their way to landfills. As this standard becomes the new normal throughout the industry, it's no wonder that fashion companies are the source of a significant amount of waste worldwide. 

Rachel Faller realized that it can be very difficult for consumers to determine which clothing is created with ethical standards and the least amount of harm done to the environment. After traveling to Cambodia to study about sustainable fashion, the designer decided to take matters into her own hands and set a new example through her own company, Tonlé.