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EU to crackdown on fast fashion

The European Union wants to slow down the pace of fashion by laying down a sustainable textile strategy that aims to tackle fashion’s environment impact and labour abuses. The strategy outlines that clothing should be easier to repair and more durable as part of a push to bolster environmental standards.

The 27-member bloc is specifically targeting the industry’s every stage of use, including sourcing, design, repair, and recycling. By 2030 textiles sold in the EU should be crafted from recycled fibres and cut down on the amount of hazardous microplastics they contain as much as possible. Globally less than 1 percent of clothing garments are recycled.

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