Riverkeeper, New York’s biggest clean water advocate was created to protect the environmental, recreational and commercial integrity of the Hudson River and its tributaries, as well as safeguard the drinking water of nine million New York City and Hudson Valley residents. What began as the Hudson River Fisherman’s Association over 50 years ago, the organization has helped set worldwide standards for waterway and watershed protection and served as a model for more than 300 Keeper programs around the globe.
Of particular interest to us is the fashion industry’s impact on the waters in and around New York. As we read more about microplastics entering water streams not only from health and beauty products but apparel like fleece, we begin to see a greater need for the apparel industry to step it up.
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