Environmental Audit Committee

Sustainability of the fashion industry inquiry

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

Latest evidence

  • 18 Dec 2018 - Sustainability of the fashion industry - oral evidence | PDF version (PDF308 KB) HC 1148 | Published 30 Jan 2019

    Evidence given by Victoria Atkins MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Crime, Safeguarding and Vulnerability and Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Women), Home Office, Dr Thérèse Coffey MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Environment, Defra, Kelly Tolhurst MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Minister for Small Business, Consumers and Corporate Responsibility, BEIS, Janet Alexander, Director of Individuals and Small Business Compliance, HMRC

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