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Stella McCartney Calls for Overhaul of ‘Incredibly Wasteful’ Fashion Industry


(Sandra Laville – The Guardian)

Clothes must be designed differently, worn for longer and recycled as much as possible to stop the global fashion industry consuming a quarter of the world’s annual carbon budget by 2050.

Fashion designer Stella McCartney condemned her industry as “incredibly wasteful and harmful to the environment” as she joined forces with round-the-world sailor and environmental campaigner Dame Ellen MacArthur to call for a systemic change to the way clothing is produced and used.

In a report published on Tuesday, MacArthur’s foundation exposes the scale of the waste, and how the throwaway nature of fashion has created a business which creates greenhouse emissions of 1.2bn tonnes a year – larger than that of international flights and shipping combined. Click here to read more.

Related: A New Textiles Economy: Redesigning Fashion’s Future (Ellen MacArthur Foundation)