It is reported there is "an increase in "textile waste" sent to landfill - which waste operatives had dubbed the "Primark effect", assuming people throw away cheap clothing more quickly.
Asda, which has its own George clothing line, told MPs it was moving away from "fast fashion" in response to people's demands for more sustainable clothing."
My current MA research looks into what we can do to reduce the amount of unworn and unused textile waste which is entering landfill. Promisingly, the report states that '23% less waste went to landfill in England and Wales in 2007 than 2001.'
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Regenerating the High Streets '+50% off sale' rail into unique, one-offs using a Zero Waste Concept to reduce the amount of unworn textiles in landfill.A graduate from MA Textile Futures at CSM, my work aims to explore new ways of designing within the fashion industry that will be less harmful to the environment in the long term.