Usually when someone alludes to the energy problem on our planet, the first things that spring to mind are things like automobiles and electronics. But the textile industry uses a mind blowing amount of energy to produce and distribute clothing. From material sourcing to production and distribution, the amount of water and fossil fuel waste involved in making a single garment is simply astounding. It is an environmental concern, but luckily there are solutions both in practice and in development. Let’s take a look at the connection between our clothes and energy.