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From Cacti To Clothing: ASU Fashion Grad Fights Fast Fashion With Cactus Leather

Remington Reble
Remington Reble
Remington Reble models one of his cactus leather bags.

Fast fashion is known to be unsustainable and detrimental to the environment.

According to Business Insider, fashion production is responsible for 10% of total global carbon emissions. The fashion industry is also the second-largest water polluter in the world.

Armed with this knowledge, Arizona State University fashion graduate Remington Reble is exploring a truly green alternative: cactus leather.

The Show spoke with him and started the conversation by asking what exactly is cactus leather.

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Lauren Gilger, host of KJZZ's The Show, is an award-winning journalist whose work has impacted communities large and small, exposing injustices and giving a voice to the voiceless and marginalized.