Friday, 22 January 2010

BBC on Cheap Clothing

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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