Charity shops are not dumps for ultra-fast fashion, Traid boss says

Charity stores are not “dumping grounds” for ultra-fast fashion and are still stocked with high-quality items, an industry chief said. Traid, a charity that works to keep clothes from being thrown away, said it diverted 3,222 tons of clothing from landfill and incineration in 2022, reduced carbon emissions by 30,609 tons and recovered more than 11.2 million pieces of clothing used. The charity’s chief executive, Maria Chenoweth, said ultra-fast fashion is “not designed to last forever” but if it’s in good condition it can still be sold in charity shops.

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