Fast Fashion - Time to Kick the Habit? Baillie Gifford

Kate Fox of Baillie Gifford considers the challenges posed by the fashion industry.

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... The shocking truth is that nearly 90 per cent of the fibre used by the clothing industry ends up in landfill or is incinerated – that’s the equivalent of one garbage truckload every second. In 2015, greenhouse gas emissions from the clothing industry totalled 1.2 billion tonnes of CO₂ equivalent, more than all international flights and maritime shipping combined. Clearly, this is unsustainable in an age of growing environmental consciousness: if we want our clothes to do good and not just look good, we will need to rethink how we do fashion.

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