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The women fighting fast fashion

Are you a fast fashion victim?

Claire and Emily run a hub in Manchester that takes old clothes and fabrics and transforms them into new garments.

They teach upcycling, mending and ancient Japanese dyeing techniques at the hub, with the hope people will stop buying new.

An estimated 235 million items of clothing were sent to UK landfill in 2018, according to a report by Sainsbury's.

"I didn't want to be the person that forced someone to make something for nothing," said Emily.

"I've never understood why people should have to suffer for clothes."

This clip is originally from BBC Radio 5 Live.

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