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Just how bad is NYFW for the environment? A new CFDA report tries to find out

Some of what's in it may surprise you.

Just because Covid-19 has come onto the scene doesn't mean that people have forgotten about the other looming crisis facing humanity: climate change. In fact, according to one Yale study, Americans are as interested in it as ever.

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Against that backdrop, it makes sense that CFDA is releasing its first-ever report on the state of sustainability at New York Fashion Week on Thursday (despite the fact that the pandemic altered the Spring 2021 season in about a million different ways). The report, which was first announced in February, is the result of a partnership with Boston Consulting Group to assess the environmental impact of NYFW.

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Words by Whitney Bauck