Today on Change Agents, Andy Stumpf sits down with journalist Alden Wicker for a conversation about the link between our clothes, toxic chemicals, and your health. Alden is a journalist and author who has written investigative pieces for outlets including Wired, The New York Times, Inc. Magazine, Popular Science, Craftsmanship Quarterly, Vox and others.
Her reporting specializes in issues in the fashion industry and her latest book is called To Dye For: How Toxic Fashion Is Making Us Sick – and How We Can Fight Back.
The book is a startling investigation into how chemicals and materials used by many clothing brands can actually make the people who wear them very sick. She is also the founder of a website called EcoCult, that tracks and reports on sustainable fashion.