Eco-friendly fashion springing up to celebrate Earth Day

Two tough but unassailable facts — we buy too much, and throw away much more.  The world consumes about 80 billion new pieces of clothing each year, according to “The True Cost,” a documentary on fast fashion — cheap, trendy, disposable clothes churned out at a frantic pace by brands like Zara, H&M and Topshop. To make room for all that stuff, Americans alone toss away 16.2 million tons of textiles, of which only 16 percent gets recycled, according to figures from the Environmental...

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