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The Dirty Business of Fashion

How the clothes you're wearing are wreaking havoc on the environment.

How the clothes you're wearing are wreaking havoc on the environment. Manuela Saragosa hears from 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, 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, and Safia Minney, founder of People Tree, on a more affordable version of ethical fashion.

(Photo: a garment factory in Myanmar, Credit: Getty Images)

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