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Fashion and the War on Waste

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If you were asked to think about garbage and waste you would likely conjure up images of smelly food scraps in the bin or rubbish lying on the ground. You’re not likely to think about a pile of discarded clothes let alone the under-used clothes in your wardrobe. And when we buy a new dress or pair of shoes, we’re unlikely to focus on where and when we’ll be throwing them out once we get sick of them. And yet, fashion is one of the world’s fastest growing waste problems. Read More

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Rana Plaza – the Day the Fashion World Changed

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When an eight-story building collapsed in Dhaka three years ago, killing 1138 garment workers, we all felt uncomfortable. All of a sudden the clothes we had on took a different form. The soft fabric against our skin became heavy, itchy; suffocating. Because while we watched limp, sooty figures being carried from the rubble, we realised that there were faces, families and stories woven into what we wear. All of a sudden we were asking, who made my clothes? Read More