Fashion heads face a grilling over what they’re doing to reduce textile waste


Fashion heads from Primark, M&S and Topshop face a grilling over what they’re doing to reduce textile waste

Neil Craven, Financial Mail on Sunday

Bosses at Primark, Marks & Spencer and Topshop owner Arcadia have been called to give evidence to Parliament over fashion industry practices.

The Environmental Audit Committee has launched an inquiry into the impact of fast fashion and use of microplastics. The three fashion giants will appear before MPs on November 27.

Online retailers Amazon, Missguided, Boohoo and Asos have also been asked to give written evidence.

Bosses at Primark, Marks & Spencer and Topshop owner Arcadia have been called to give evidence to Parliament over fashion industry practices

Bosses at Primark, Marks & Spencer and Topshop owner Arcadia have been called to give evidence to Parliament over fashion industry practices

Bosses at Primark, Marks & Spencer and Topshop owner Arcadia have been called to give evidence to Parliament over fashion industry practices

Mary Creagh, Labour MP for Wakefield and chairwoman of the committee, said: ‘We’re asking what they are doing to reduce the growing mountain of textile waste produced in the UK.

‘We also want to hear what steps they are taking to ensure garment workers receive a living wage. We have heard evidence some manufacturers in the UK are flouting the law to make dresses that sell online for less than a tenner.’

She added: ‘Concerns have also been raised about the poor quality and throwaway nature of some of these products.’ 

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