The assignment had seemed straightforward enough: “Go buy a really cute outfit, then write about the experience.” But given that the assignment was coming from the editors of onEarth—and not, say, Vogue—I figured there was probably more to it than that. And indeed there was: I was being asked, more specifically, to seek out and purchase only those clothing items that had generated the least possible damage to the environment during their manufacture. I was being sent, in other words, on a sustainable shopping spree.
Okay, I thought. How hard could that be?
I found out…
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