Each week, Ghana receives 15 million items of used clothing sent from the West. But 40% of the products get discarded due to poor quality. They end up at landfills and in bodies of water, polluting entire ecosystems.
From fast fashion to haute couture, the textiles industry has a dark secret: mountains of unsold clothes, destroyed before they see the light of day.
4 Jun 2021
South Korea is boosting efforts to recycle plastics in the country. At special centres, used PET bottles are recycled and transformed into products such as clothes, food containers, and cosmetic bottles.
20 Apr 2019
A shop in a Cairo district is selling garments by international brands by the kilogram, bringing an array of foreign cuts and designs to Egyptians for more affordable prices.
19 Feb 2017
When we talk about cuts in the world of haute couture, we're usually talking about clothes. But there's another type of cut that's integral to high fashion: haircuts!