Charity shops are being flooded with poor-quality clothes that they have to turn away, because of fast fashion, the head of the environment select committee has said.
Mary Creagh, Labour MP and chair of the Environmental Audit Committee said the fashion industry is failing to cut waste, leading to tons of clothes clogging up landfills.
She explained: “the whole industry is based on us buying more than we need, and not valuing an item of clothing when it comes to the end of its life.”
Things that people desire are not waste. It’s their utility that matters, not what you think they should value.