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Vogue Italia skips photoshoots this Month for the environment

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The pages of fashion magazines are typically filled with photo spreads showing off the latest styles. But as part of a sustainability declaration that all 26 international Vogue editions made in December 2019, this month's issue of Vogue Italia will forgo photographs. The magazine is doing this to avoid the high environmental impact of photoshoots, and to prove that "it is possible to show clothes without photographing them."

While it's becoming increasingly common knowledge that the fashion industry is generally unsustainable due to the processes, materials, waste, and pollution that often come with clothing manufacturing, one aspect of the industry that most people do not think about is the photoshoots. Vogue Italia editor-in-chief Emanuele Farneti opened this month's editor's letter by listing some of the resources that went into Vogue Italia's last September issue (the biggest issue of the year).