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The impact of fast fashion on the environment: Interview with Louise Saunders


Grimmer, L, The impact of fast fashion on the environment: Interview with Louise Saunders, Drive with Louise Saunders, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Hobart, Tasmania, 27 February 2018 (2018) [Media Interview]

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The environmental impact of fast fashion extends further than landfill. Polyester and nylon clothing takes years to breakdown while microfibres, inks, acid and bleach leak into waterways.

Dr Louise Grimmer is a lecturer in marketing and a retail researcher, she told ABC's Louise Saunders, "fashion retail is arguably the second most polluting industry after the oil industry, in the world."

There's also the human cost; the factory workers who are underpaid and the farmers in China and India who "can actually predict what the new colour's going to be for the next fashion season by the colour of the water in their farms," Dr Grimmer told Louise Saunders.

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Item Type:Media Interview
Keywords:fashion retail, fast fashion, sustainability, retailing
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Marketing
Research Field:Marketing communications
Objective Division:Commercial Services and Tourism
Objective Group:Property, business support services and trade
Objective Field:Wholesale and retail trade
UTAS Author:Grimmer, L (Dr Louise Grimmer)
ID Code:124690
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:TSBE
Deposited On:2018-03-04
Last Modified:2018-03-09
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