Fast fashion’s waste model is going out of style

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Media Type: Article - Recent

Date of Publication: August 13

Year of Publication: 2021

Publication City: Brussels, Belgium

Publisher: Politico

Author(s): Antonia Zimmermann

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Recycling won’t solve the rag trade’s waste problem.

Waste is an undeniable part of the fast-fashion business model: The industry fills clothing racks with new items at lightning speed, creating and capitalizing on new trends to be worn and discarded on a massive scale.

But as Vogue readers will know, heavy carbon footprints are out.

A backlash against the industry’s environmental impact — as recently highlighted by Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg on the cover of Vogue Scandinavia — has upped the pressure on companies to cut back on waste and rethink how and what they produce.

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