Stella McCartney calls for overhaul of 'incredibly wasteful' fashion industry

UK fashion designer backs Ellen MacArthur foundation campaign to stop the global fashion industry consuming a quarter of the worlds annual carbon budget by 2050 Clothes must be designed differently, worn for longer and recycled as much as possible to stop the global fashion industry consuming a quarter of the worlds annual carbon budget by 2050. Fashion designer Stella McCartney condemned her industry as incredibly wasteful and harmful to the environment as she joined forces with round-the-world sailor and environmental campaigner Dame Ellen MacArthur to call for a systemic change to the way clothing is produced and used. In a report published on Tuesday, MacArthurs foundation exposes the scale of the waste, and how the throwaway nature of fashion has created a business which creates greenhouse emissions of 1.2bn tonnes a year larger than that of international flights and shipping combined. It warns that if the industry continues on its […] Read more »