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1 in 10 UK Consumers ‘Not Bothered’ by Fast Fashion’s Environmental Impact

Rivet’s 2021 winter issue has dropped! This in-depth issue examines the steps the global denim industry is taking to minimize its impact on the environment, from implementing zero waste production and design processes to establishing greenhouse gas emissions goals aligned with the Paris Agreement.

Britain’s fast-fashion purchases carry a heavy carbon toll, new research reveals. Commissioned by the anti-poverty charity Oxfam as part of its #SecondhandSeptember campaign, the study found that U.K. shoppers purchase a prodigious 2.2 tons of clothing every minute—more than any other nationality in Europe. They’re also tossing aside garments just as quickly, sometimes after a…

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