at least when it comes to the fashion industry...
because "consumed" means...to use up...to finish something.
But those of us who are upper + middle class people in the global north...
we're barely wearing our clothes.
We are not using them up by any stretch of the imagination.
What we purchase is underutilized.
We are just wasting the finite resources that are required to make new clothes,
and at the same time, we are wasting our money.