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Fashion is one of the world’s most polluting industries, responsible for an estimated 10% of global carbon emissions and producing large quantities of waste. The problem seems to be getting worse, since the average use of a clothing item has decreased by more than 85% since 2002, according to Euromonitor. Meanwhile 33% of shoppers perceive a piece of clothing as “old” after only three wears, and $500 billion is lost each year because of under-wearing, Greenpeace estimates.
To cut back on waste and extend the average life of clothing, Scandinavian fashion brand Samsøe Samsøe has launched an innovation that simplifies the process of reselling clothes and encourages more people to do so with items from its own collection.