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How Could Changing Consumer Trends Affect Fast-Fashion Leaders H&M And Zara?

Fast fashion leaders H&M and Zara could be impacted by changing consumer trends – GETTY In recent months we’ve seen evidence that the seemingly unstoppable growth of fast fashion may be slowing, or at least changing. It’s more than just conjecture that many of the mall’s stalwart brands have suffered at the hands of fast-fashion giants […]

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Fixing fashion: clothing consumption and sustainability – Report Summary

The way we make, use and throw away our clothes is unsustainable. Textile production contributes more to climate change than international aviation and shipping combined, consumes lake-sized volumes of fresh water and creates chemical and plastic pollution. Synthetic fibres are being found in the deep sea, in Arctic sea ice, in fish and shellfish. Image […]

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Minister Bruton to Tackle Fast Fashion, Cigarette Butts & Plastic in Radical Action on Waste ​

The Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Richard Bruton T.D. today (Monday the 30th of December) announced the key areas on which the government’s radical new waste strategy will focus. Over 200kg of waste packaging, 59kg of which is plastic, is generated per person every year in Ireland, above average among our EU neighbours. More than […]

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The True cost of Fast Fashion

Millions of tonnes of clothes end up in landfill every year—it’s one of the fastest-growing categories of waste in the world. How can the fashion industry continue to grow while addressing the environmental need for people to buy fewer clothes? Source: https://econ.st/2xvTKdy

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Why not all fashion documentaries should be pretty

Aweird thing happened to me at the London premiere of Andrew Morgan’s documentary The True Cost, last week. As co-executive producer with campaigner Livia Firth, I introduced the film to a very starry audience (including Tom Ford wearing aviators) and nestled into my seat. But when my big face loomed into shot on the giant screen, […]

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Upcyling inspiration for homeware, fashion and furniture

October 2018 is national Reuse Month where we all find new ways to reuse, repurpose and reimagine everyday items and materials that would otherwise go to waste. As part of this initiative, why not find a new way to reduce waste by getting into upcycling. To give you some inspiration, the Regional Waste Management offices […]

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Stacey Dooley Investigates: Are your clothes wrecking the planet?

Like many of us, Stacey Dooley loves fashion. “It’s retail therapy,” she says. “For me, shopping is a way to unwind. I buy a treat, and I get home, try it on and take loads of photos wearing it.” But in today’s world of fast fashion, where shops no longer just produce seasonal collections but often […]

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Buying a white shirt ‘produces same carbon emissions as driving car for 35 miles’

A new study released by global poverty charity Oxfam has highlighted the negative impact fast fashion has on the environment and the number of people who willingly ignore it. The concept of fast fashion culture – when shoppers buy cheap clothes and wear them a few times before throwing them away – has gained increasing focus in recent years. In 2016, it […]

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Public Consultation on the Waste Action Plan for a Circular Economy…..it’s time to have your say

Currently there are three regional waste management plans in place [all of them have the same policy actions, targets and objectives]., these come to an end in 2021 so we need to start planning for the next iteration. There have been many new developments and learnings which have come about since the current plans were […]

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Why Scotland needs to go beyond net-zero to combat the climate crisis

I remember when the solution to creating a sustainable world looked simple. It was symbolised by a three-legged stool. Each leg represented an equally important set of factors which were all that was needed to support a stable and equitable future for people and the planet – environmental, economic and social. Back in the 90s, […]

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