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Fast fashion has serious environmental and social consequences. These tips can help you build a more sustainable wardrobe. Members of Extintion Rebellion perform in front of a Zara outlet in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 2021. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

Fast fashion is harming our planet — these 4 tips can help you build a more sustainable wardrobe

In a world dominated by fast fashion, building a slower wardrobe is the key to living more sustainably, saving money and standing out among the crowd.
According to a textile sorter and processor based in the East Midlands, approximately 40% of sorted garments were not fit for reuse and needed a recycling solution. NicoleTaklaPhotography/Shutterstock

A brief guide to clothes recycling – sustainability expert unpicks how your discarded garments get processsed

Growing mountains of textile waste are hard to recycle. There is scope to improve chemical and mechanical recycling methods but consumers and fashion brands play a role in reducing overproduction.
Bangladeshi volunteers and rescue workers assist in rescue operations 48 hours after the Rana Plaza garment building collapsed on the outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh, on April 26, 2013. Munir Uz Zaman/AFP

10 years after the Rana Plaza collapse, fashion has yet to slow down

Ten years after a garment factory collapsed in Bangladesh, scholars find slow fashion practices hold the keys to a more sustainable, joyful relationship with clothes.
Activists in Dhaka demand safe working conditions in 2019, on the anniversary of the Rana Plaza collapse. Mamunur Rashid/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Fast fashion still comes with deadly risks, 10 years after the Rana Plaza disaster – the industry’s many moving pieces make it easy to cut corners

Ten years after the collapse at Rana Plaza in Bangladesh, the garment industry’s deadliest disaster, reforms are incomplete. The opaqueness of today’s complex supply chain is part of the problem.
That cheap statement piece comes at a price: the industry has a ‘murderous disregard for human life.’ (Clockwise: AP/Mahmud Hossain; AP/Ismail Ferdous; Unsplash/Markus Spiske; Unsplash/Clem Onojeghuo)

Fast Fashion: Why garment workers’ lives are still in danger 10 years after Rana Plaza — Podcast

We look back to the 2013 Rana Plaza garment factory collapse in Bangladesh that killed 1,124 people and discuss how much — or how little — has changed for garment-worker conditions today.

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