Waste Couture: Environmental Impact of the Clothing Industry

@article{Claudio2007WasteCE,
  title={Waste Couture: Environmental Impact of the Clothing Industry},
  author={Luz Claudio},
  journal={Environmental Health Perspectives},
  year={2007},
  volume={115},
  pages={A449 - A454}
}
  • L. Claudio
  • Published 2007
  • Business, Medicine
  • Environmental Health Perspectives
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