Fast fashion – the rapid system of trend-pushed, low-cost clothing manufacture liked by UK clients – is rampaging. We crossed a worrying line in 2014, scaling garment manufacturing to 100 billion portions of new apparel a year. These are garments made from virgin assets, more and more plastic, driven out into the world with the notion of where they may end up. Without rapid reform, the style industry – fast fashion is the dominant participant – might be answerable for a quarter of the Earth’s carbon price range through 2050.
This danger to the planet has, not exceptionally, attracted the eye of climate protesters. Extinction Rebellion picketed London-style week for the first time in February. The UK’s contribution is widespread. Not only did we invent the fast style, but our fashion clients are also most of the most voracious around the globe. One in three younger girls, the most significant phase of consumers, remember clothes worn once or twice to be vintage. UK clients despatched 300,000 tonnes of textiles to be burned or dumped in a landfill in 2018.