Environmental Audit Committee

Sustainability of the fashion industry inquiry

Inquiry status: open

Scope of the inquiry

The Environmental Audit Committee investigates the social and environmental impact of disposable ‘fast fashion’ and the wider clothing industry. The inquiry examines the carbon, resource use and water footprint of clothing throughout its lifecycle. It will look at how clothes can be recycled, and waste and pollution reduced.

Terms of reference: Sustainability of the fashion industry Send a written submission

Latest evidence

  • 13 Nov 2018 - Sustainability of the fashion industry - oral evidence | PDF version (PDF398 KB) HC 1148 | Published 15 Nov 2018

    Evidence given by Claire Bergkamp, Sustainability & Innovation Director, Stella McCartney Ltd, Clare Hieatt, Howies and Hiut Denim, Graeme Raeburn, Designer, Phoebe English, Designer, Professor Dilys Williams, Director and Professor of Fashion Design for SustainabilityLivia Firth, Eco-Age, Jane Grice, Waste Not, Want Not, Jenny Holdcroft, Assistant General Secretary, IndustriALL union, Andrea Speranza, TRAID, Lucy Siegle, freelance journalist and writer

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Next meeting(s)

27 November 2018 10:15 am

Oral Evidence Session

Sustainability of the fashion industry
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