Jan 31, 2019

MPs say fast fashion brands inaction on ethics is shocking

Fashion retailers JD Sports, Sports Direct and Boohoo, are "Failing to commit" to reducing their environmental and social impact, MPs say. The findings are part of the EAC's inquiry into the sustainability of the fashion industry. Last summer the committee wrote to 16 fashion retailers asking what they were doing to cut the environmental and social impact of the clothes and shoes they sell. The interim report ranks brands according to how "Engaged" they are in their commitment to sustainable fashion and labour market initiatives. "We need a redesign for the fashion industry, so business models increase clothing's use, clothing is made from safe and renewable materials and old clothing is used to make new clothes."

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