This investigation has shown the part that fast fashion has played in damaging the environment. Greenpeace suggest that the amount of waste sent to landfill is growing as consumer choose to throw away clothes when they go out of ‘style’. They argue that 95% of clothes thrown away could be used again.
However, this isn’t the only way that fast fashion impacts the environment. Odds are if you look at the tag in any piece of clothing, it won’t read ‘Made in the UK’ as brands source garments overseas where prices are low and large quantities can be made quicker than in the UK.
Boohoo is an online retailer whose efforts spread across the globe. Not only do they deliver to people around the world, the clothes almost do a full circle of the planet before they reach us. The map below shows some of the main points in the travels of a Boohoo garment.