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This startup backed by the co-founders of Zillow and Intuit aims to do away with fast furniture

This startup backed by the co-founders of Zillow and Intuit aims to do away with fast furniture

The furniture industry generates about 10 million tons of waste that ends up in US landfills each year, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Although it doesn’t get the kind of attention that fast fashion gets, fast furniture is just as harmful to the environment. California-based startup Fernish is trying to mitigate this by marketing …

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Why Your Fast Fashion Returns May Go Straight to Landfill

Fashion has a notorious environmental footprint, accounting for up to 10% of global carbon dioxide production. This situation is exacerbated by a fast-fashion business model that encourages the frequent purchase of low-cost, non-durable items. Around 30% of online purchases are then returned, with a large proportion going to landfill. In 2020, an estimated 2.6 million …

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Artist Audrey Hamilton: "Fast fashion was something we didn't want to be part of" |  She.ie

Artist Audrey Hamilton: “Fast fashion was something we didn’t want to be part of” | She.ie

“We now live in a world where if you can make anyone smile, it’s gold dust.” Irish artist Audrey Hamilton has had quite the year, with her works more successful than ever, she has branched out into the world of fashion, bringing with her collaboration with her own work. Not to mention that she’s expecting …

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What is fast fashion, which brands use it and how can I buy sustainable clothing?  - The big problem

What is fast fashion, which brands use it and how can I buy sustainable clothing? – The big problem

Due to the low prices attached to these items, you can usually bet that the workers who made them weren’t paid a fair wage. Low cost and poor quality of materials also usually indicate poor environmental standards in production. This means that fast fashion is bad for people and the planet, as well as generally …

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5 Local and Sustainable Brands to Replace Fast Fashion Favorites - 303 Magazine

5 Local and Sustainable Brands to Replace Fast Fashion Favorites – 303 Magazine

Simply put, fast fashion is bad for Mother Earth. Whether it’s contributing to the landfill or mistreating factory workers, the fashion industry is responsible for heavy pollution, waste and violence. With a bustling thrift scene and hordes of creatives making their art by hand, Denver is fast becoming a slow, sustainable and ethical fashion hub. …

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Is the circular economy really the answer to fast fashion?

Is the circular economy really the answer to fast fashion?

The task of establishing a circular fashion economy is widely accepted as crucial, given that a truckload of textiles is incinerated or buried every second, according to a global estimate by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. The charity has also calculated that the underuse of clothes and the lack of recycling of clothes costs the global …

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Greenwashing: What to Look for in Fast Fashion

Greenwashing: What to Look for in Fast Fashion

As the world takes climate change more seriously every day, more companies are taking more and more green initiatives. From fast fashion brands like Boohoo and Asos to supermarkets like Asda, the legitimacy of their sustainability is being questioned. Simply put: are they really invoking eco-positive change, or are they just distracting us from unethical …

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