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29 May
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News Edit 29th May: A Massive Mountain of Leftover Clothes in Chile, SHEIN in Ireland, and Marie Claire’s Sustainability Awards 2023

Every week, the Good On You team scours the internet, so you can have easy access to the ethical and sustainable fashion news that matters. Here’s everything you need to know this week.

In the know

Fast Fashion Has Spawned a Mountain of Leftover Clothes in the Chilean Desert That’s So Massive It Can Now Be Seen Clearly From Space

High resolution images of the clothing dump were posted on May 10 by satellite photo app SkyFi, showing a gigantic heap of unused clothes in Chile. The pile is so big that the satellite could easily spot it, reports Business Insider.

Can Seaweed Become the Future of Sustainable Fashion?

Seaweed production has grown by nearly 75% globally in the past decade. According to HypeBeast, his fast-growing and regenerative organism could offer a more responsible and biodegradable alternative to fossil fuel-based fibres.

Fionnuala Moran Says It’s ‘Deeply Embarrassing’ We’re Welcoming SHEIN Into Ireland

“It’s deeply embarrassing to be celebrating the arrival of the world’s worst example of hyper fast fashion’s overproduction with a smiley photocall. […] These jobs come at the expense of our collective climate and fly in the face of promises made to work towards a liveable future,” says Sustainability influencer, Fionnuala Moran, for Her.

Meet the Expert Panel Judging the Marie Claire Sustainability Awards 2023

Over 50 of the leading experts in the sustainability sphere, including our very own founder Sandra Capponi, will all be looking over the entries of Marie Claire’s Sustainability Awards 2023, a celebration of the brands, organisations, and products that are genuinely implementing change and building a better tomorrow.

Catch up on last week’s round up

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