Amazon and ASOS quizzed by lawmakers over ‘fast fashion’ sustainability

Bloomberg | Getty Images Completed customer orders sit in a trolley at Asos Plc’s distribution warehouse in Barnsley, U.K. Lawmakers in the U.K. have questioned online “fast fashion” retailers about the impact of their production processes on workers and the environment. Mary Creagh, chair of the U.K. government’s Environmental Audit Committee, wrote to five online-only fashion retailers — including global firms Amazon and ASOS — to request information on areas including staff wages, the life-cycle of the garments sold, and steps being taken to reduce the environmental and social impact…

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Kristyan combines her love of fashion with passion for sustainability

WATCHING a Kenyan man make jewellery from coconuts and toys from thongs was enough to bring Kristyan Evele back to Adelaide a changed woman. She admits it’s a cliche, but the culture shock stirred an internal shift. The resourcefulness of the locals and their connection to the land was inspiring. “There was a man who used all the rubber from thongs that had washed on the beach and he would melt them down and make shapes and toys and then they were sold at the markets,” says Evele, who travelled…

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