Nonetheless it appears that many of us tend to forget how many production steps are involved still today to manufacture a finished textile product!
At first the basic textile materials have to grow as is the case with every raw material (either on a field, on an animal or in a test tube). They then have to be collected, cleaned, spun, woven to a fabric, dyed and further processed/printed/refined (requiring a significant amount of resources such as water, energy and others), before they can be send packaged and sold, to be cut, trimmed, sewn and processed. All these steps usually happen across countries and even continents.
How is it then possible that the shops are loaded with products in light of this effort? Simply because we have forgotten to ask ourselves the most basic questions: Where does it come from? What is it made of? Who made it? This sequence could be extended with questions that most likely lead to unpleasant answers.