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FAST FASHION


Probably the most sustainable clothing we buy are jeans and tee shirts which are often worn day after day and cherished for a many years. This is particularly ironic when we read in the Ellen MacArthur Foundation report that some $460 million worth of clothes are thrown away each year. We purchase over 80 billion pieces of new clothing but are wearing these items less often before disposing of them. This is so much so that 6 out of 10 fast fashion garments end up in landfill or incineration within 1 year and less than 1% are re-cycled into new clothing. This means that £82m worth of  UK clothing is thrown away, as most of this is non-biodegradable  it will sit in landfill for many years.