@theglobalgoals #Goal11: SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND COMMUNITIES The garment industry’s environmental impact on communities and habitats is great, from pollution caused by textile and garment factories, to land and sea transportation impacts. Economic and social impacts can also be felt from increasing local migration from villages to cities. This is caused in part by failing village economies, which give people little choice but to enter urban labour markets to earn a living. Women in particular, who have less of a role to play in traditional farm work, move to cities by the thousand. This impacts both the social dynamic and economy of rural and urban areas. This large-scale urban centralization of low-income citizens has been seen to contribute to social tensions within increasingly overcrowded cities.