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Cheap clothes are killing the planet, but you probably already knew that.

Our award-nominated Explainers team combined charming wit and cold, hard facts to demonstrate the real impact of cheap clothing — and how you can avoid contributing to the 20 billion new clothing items that Americans buy every year.

The video was viewed over 6 million times! Not too shabby, if you ask us. Watch it here:

As part of our annual winter fund drive, we’re highlighting the stories of 2016 that defined our year. Why? Now more than ever, the world desperately needs independent nonprofit journalism. With the media landscape rife with antagonism, spectacle, and fake news, Grist dives deep and brings important stories you just can’t find elsewhere.

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Grist’s journalism is powered by readers like you. So if you enjoyed our explainer video or any of the great work the team brought you this year, please consider making a gift!

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