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Disposable fashion popular among teens

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A report has found disposable fashion is more and more popular among teenagers and young women, raising concerns about the environmental impact of cheap, throwaway clothing.

The Council of Textiles and Fashion Industries of Australia report on the trend found women under 30 bought 102 pieces of clothing a year, double that of women aged over 30.

How does disposable fashion damage the environment?

What does the research show about young people's attitudes to wasteful consumption?

What are the options for people who want to be fashionable and sustainable, on a budget?

RMIT University's Kate Pears is a “fashion activist” and an expert on sustainable fashion and consumption.

A PhD candidate in the School of Management, Ms Pears developed a highly successful clothing exchange as part of her research and has studied ways of encouraging sustainable consumption among young people.

RMIT University


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