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Oxfam urges UK public to stop buying clothes in Sept

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Sep '19
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Oxfam is urging British public to refrain from buying anything new this month as a new study by the non-profit estimates more than two tonnes of clothing is bought each minute in the country. The launch of its Second Hand September campaign coincides with one of the busiest fashion months, with London Fashion Week scheduled to start on September 13.

The emissions from new clothes bought in a month are more than those from flying a plane around the world 900 times, the study found. It showed Brits spend nearly £3 billion on outfits only worn once and 53 per cent of British adults were not aware that fast fashion is damaging to the environment, despite the fact that 11 million garments end up in landfill each week, according to British media reports.

Despite these findings, three in 10 said that although they are shocked at how much damage fast fashion has on the environment, they probably won’t change their habits. And almost one in 10 admitted they are ‘not bothered’ about the impact their shopping has on the environment. (DS)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India


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