Fast fashion: Government rejects advice to tackle environmental impacts

Textile production contributes more to climate change – creating an estimated 1.2bn tonnes of CO2 equivalent every year – than international aviation and shipping combined

Government offers £4.7m to drive up plastics and textiles recycling

The UK generates around 2.4m tonnes of packaging waste a year and in 2015, around 300,000 tonnes of clothing were sent to landfill or incinerated

Ralph Lauren unveils polo shirts made from plastic bottles

The firm has pledged to remove 170 million bottles from landfills and oceans by 2025

George at Asda to use recycled plastic bottles to make clothes

It has also peldged to use only recyclable materials in its packaging by 2025

Fast fashion: Are your clothes damaging the planet?

Watch the short fact film to find out about the environmental costs of fast fashion

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Asics sprints towards sustainability with recycled Olympic kits

The sportswear brand is recycling old clothes to make uniforms for Japan’s Olympic and Paralympic teams in 2020

UK clothing goes green with a wardrobe full of emissions savings

WRAP says its Sustainable Clothing Action Plan 2020 has helped generate an 11.9% reduction in the carbon footprint per tonne of garments

Sustainability hits the high street with new H&M clothing line

It hopes the range of recycled products will showcase the increasing possibilities of sustainable fashion

C&A buttons up ‘world’s most sustainable jeans’

The environmentally-conscious fashion brand says its denim garments are ‘infinitely recyclable’

‘Public deluded about amount they need to own and how much they waste’

Relocation firm Movinga says people must cut down on damaging levels of consumption