• Surprise! Nearly half of fast fashion's clothes are made from new plastics

    11 days ago - By Dazed Digital

    In news that will come as a surprise to absolutely nobody, a new study by the Royal Society for Arts, Manufactures and Commerce has found that roughly half of the clothes schilled by fast fashion websites have been made from virgin plastics like nylon, acrylic, and polyester.
    Over a two week period in May, the investigation pulled various items from ASOS, Missguided, Pretty Little Thing, and Boohoo, with analysis suggesting that 49 per cent ofhellip;
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  • UK fast fashion: Half of top brands' clothes made entirely from virgin plastic

    UK fast fashion: Half of top brands' clothes made entirely from virgin plastic

    11 days ago - By Fashion United

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    A study looking into the use of plastics in the UK's fast fashion industry has found that 49 percent of the clothing from four top brands is made entirely using virgin plastics.
    Boohoo was the biggest culprit with 67 percent of its fashion made entirely from fabrics derived from petrochemicals such as polyester, acrylic, nylon and polyamide. That was followed by PrettyLittleThing , Missguided and Asos .
    The study was conducted by the Royal Society for the Arts , which analysed 10,000 items of clothing from across the four brands.
    It also found that on average 80 percent of...
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  • Half of clothes sold by online fashion brands ‘made from virgin plastic'

    11 days ago - By The Guardian

    Fast-fashion boom fuelling rise in use of synthetic fibres made from fossil fuels, study shows Approximately half of the clothes sold by large online fashion brands such as Boohoo and Asos are made entirely from virgin plastic materials such as polyester, despite a push to reduce the huge environmental impact of the fashion industry. An analysis of 10,000 items added to the Asos, Boohoo, Missguided and PrettyLittleThing websites over a fortnight in May found an average of 49% were made entirely of new plastics such as polyester, acrylic and nylon. In some stores just 1% contained recycled...
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