Wednesday, 2 March 2022 | This week, Ash and Kristen ask: Is clothing rental really the antidote to fast fashion’s sustainability problem?
It’s been touted as the saviour to the fashion industry’s waste issues, but there’s more than meets the eye here. We talk origin stories, the circular economy, and some damning stats around emissions.
It’s ALL coming out in the wash on this week’s episode.
‘Innovative recycling or extended use? Comparing the global warming potential of different ownership and end-of-life scenarios for textiles’ (Environmental Research Letters, via IOPScience)
Glamcorner Is Now Proudly B Corp Certified (via GlamCorner)
GlamCorner Awarded Terracycle’s Top Business Collector for 2017 (via GlamCorner)
Fashion industry emissions statistics (via The World Economic Forum)
Road transport emissions statistics (Climate Watch at The World Resources Institute, via Our World In Data)
Cotton production statistics (via National Geographic)
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