If you have time... Listen now:
The Dirty Business of Fashion Business Daily - @bbcworldservice .
(hear Safia at 11mins 4secs) http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3cstx50
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How the clothes you're wearing are wreaking havoc on the environment.
Manuela Saragosa hears from Po-Zu Footwear's @po_zu MD Safia Minney, also author of Slave To Fashion @slavetofash and founder of @peopletreeuk, Natasha Hurley from the Changing Markets Foundation about the problem with viscose, a common synthetic fabric. Alexander Nolte, co-founder of LANGBRETT, a German eco-clothing outdoor apparel retailer @langbrett_community , explains how he invented a laundry bag to stop plastic seeping out into the oceans.
Stella McCartney talks about the importance of environmental awareness in high fashion on a more affordable version of ethical fashion. (Photo: Safia Minney and Manuela Saragosa in the BBC News studios)