Why do we need to "fix" fashion? Try because textile production contributes more to climate change than international aviation and shipping combined and consumes lake-sized volumes of fresh water. If current consumption levels continue the industry could account for 25% of the world's carbon budget.
Because our wardrobes are full of clothes we don't wear, yet we keep buying more and more garments, most of which are made from polyester and shed tiny plastic microfibres every time we wash them. Because we buy fashion to throw it away.
This week’s guest is Mary Creagh, chair of the UK Parliament’s Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) and the Labour MP for Wakefield - the woman responsible for raising all these things with the British parliament this year.
But this is not just relevant in the UK because the EAC’s report, Fixing Fashion, made headlines globally when it was published in this year.
In this frank insider conversation, we discuss the power of the shopping detox, how Brits got to the point where they’re consuming - and disposing of - twice as many clothes as the Italians and Germans, and just what we ought to be doing about it. Oh and we talk about cycling too. Come join us.
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