How fast fashion adds to the world's clothing waste problem (Marketplace)

How fast fashion adds to the world's clothing waste problem (Marketplace)

Fast fashion is a major contributor to the world’s clothing waste problem. Many of us give our old clothes to charity or drop them in a store take-back bin, but you might be surprised to learn most of it is sold and can end up in the landfill.

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  1. TOXICOLOGY on June 28, 2019 at 8:52 pm

    It is a life changer, being use to new clothes, now we have to become environmentally conscious of fashion. Let’s not turn this into a blaming game, because a lot of us would be hypocrites. There is so much that can be done even if it maybe time consuming. Great idea for the fashion producers choosing to be responsible for donated clothing. Something old and something new will make your day. sky blue. It sounds like Kenya got duped with $22 million and still having to throw away.

  2. Chaos Burrito on June 28, 2019 at 8:57 pm

    Here’s a solve for the whole issue- make your own clothes. I can guarantee that you will not make more than you need, because no one has the time for that. You will take better care of your things because you put in the time and effort. You earned that outfit! Plus all your things are going to be unique to you!

  3. puneet kaur on June 28, 2019 at 8:57 pm

    As a kid most of time I wore clothes passed on from my sister…now my niece would clothes I passed on to her….We Indians figured recycling a long time ago lol

  4. Wonder Woman on June 28, 2019 at 8:58 pm

    So stop fast fashion. Retail corporates are greedy.

  5. Maxie Sal on June 28, 2019 at 8:58 pm

    So they dump their waste in africa

  6. The Michael on June 28, 2019 at 8:58 pm

    Yeah, I don’t shop at H&M.

  7. Pinki Chaudhary on June 28, 2019 at 9:00 pm

    first R of 3R is reduce, then comes reuse and recycle is the last option

  8. noobmaster69 on June 28, 2019 at 9:00 pm

    Instead of bringing a mop or buckets, just close the tap.

  9. JERRYR708 on June 28, 2019 at 9:01 pm

    Invest in gold and silver! Never goes out of style or wears out, won’t outgrow it, shrink, mildew, rot or burn.

  10. Fluffy Dose on June 28, 2019 at 9:01 pm

    It been awhile since i went to buy any clothes unless is what i feel could be last for a long run. I dont care how other look at me so long i got the money in my pocket. My working clothes has been lasting me for 5 years+ now. I feel it best to get what u need and not what fashion is teaching.

  11. Near Beast on June 28, 2019 at 9:08 pm

    We could build the wall with this in the USA

  12. Mari Van der Westhuizen on June 28, 2019 at 9:10 pm

    I’m a South African and I think second hand clothing from First World countries is great, because it creates business opportunities: people importing and selling bales of clothes, people buying bales and selling the clothes, even sorting and fixing clothes. And then we can get nice clothes for cheap. This winter me and my family are wearing nice imported jackets from USA or Canada or somewhere, that is good quality and were really cheap. I paid $5 for a very nice jacket, that I’m guessing is worth more than $200. I do agree however that we should all consume / waste less.

  13. Emiii Le on June 28, 2019 at 9:11 pm

    When that lady said “needy people” that “wanna be fashionable” ugh I just wanted to smack her. The way she said it while giggling was like she’s above all those that are going through a difficult time.

  14. CBC News on June 28, 2019 at 9:12 pm

    Check the marketplace website for more tips on what do with your old clothes here: ^nr

  15. wolfpackflt670 on June 28, 2019 at 9:13 pm

    Too much clothes!? I don’t have enough to dress myself for a week without washing clothes.

  16. Vannie on June 28, 2019 at 9:13 pm

    I have limited myself to the consumerism and whatever that I have outworn and outgrown I donate them

  17. Karen Casey on June 28, 2019 at 9:13 pm

    Has anyone been in A Salvation Army second-hand store lately, it continually amazes me that these so-called charities are playing the same game. I’ve seen used frying pans for $20, used jeans for $15. Often you can shop at name brand stores during sales and get new products for the same prices. Salvation Army is one of the MOST EXPENSIVE second-hand stores out there. Further; they claim they give out vouchers to the poor for free clothing; but in order for these people to access those vouchers, they are financially browbeaten and violated, forced to submit All their financial documentation, including personal tax records, personal bills, child support orders, you name it. I actually went with a woman who needed help and saw it with my own two eyes. They’d rather bulk-sell or throw the clothes out than lower their prices, or better yet give them to the poor! The Salvation Army isn’t quite what you think people!

  18. sabateesh siva on June 28, 2019 at 9:13 pm

    I have my small cloths to my little brother and if its to small for him i give it a cousin

  19. toonmili03 on June 28, 2019 at 9:14 pm

    I don’t like the idea that woman thinks they are selling the clothes too cheap. H&M is not cheap for everyone. The problem is not the price. It’s the culture of just buying too much clothes.

  20. InTouch Manufacturing Services on June 28, 2019 at 9:15 pm

    Fast fashion costs the environment but sustainable fashion is still rather expensive. Natural dyes used for sustainable clothes are 400 percent more expensive than chemical options according to some estimates. How can we make sustainable fashion more affordable?

  21. Charlie on June 28, 2019 at 9:15 pm

    Good thing my family only buys clothes when we absolutely need to or if we are to dress nicely for a party or gathering (which is rare). We are not really into collecting clothes at all, I own one pair of shoes and one pair of sandals. We aren’t anywhere near poor actually, we are very well off.

  22. revise hellenologophobic on June 28, 2019 at 9:16 pm

    I am from the Uk and was wondering what countries also have charity shops?

  23. MaiSpace on June 28, 2019 at 9:17 pm

    dumping your waste in the Philippines…now its sailing back to you 😀

  24. Runhee on June 28, 2019 at 9:18 pm

    Hope there will have recycld clothes in near future

  25. witchurrz :3 on June 28, 2019 at 9:18 pm

    Over 80% of my clothes are clothes that are too small for my sister. After they become too small for me, me and my mom go donate them to a family of 6 without a lot of money. (My mom personally knows the mom in the family) We also donate things like skis and toys.

  26. Nipuni Sandunika on June 28, 2019 at 9:18 pm

    As a Sri Lankan user of the garment,we always use it until comes to the end.mostly we are giving it to poor children around our village as well as some one use old garment for clean floor,goods ,wipe water on tiles as well as use them as carpet. According to Buddhism, Lord Buddha advised his monks to prepare their robes (Sivura) using with the fabric which used to wrap dead bodies in cemetery and colored it using organic things of orange color and after get it old they used to use it as carpet or use as material of cleaning and finally they had advised it use with mud and repair the place where they had lived (temple).old village people followed it as it is.
    so frankly we are using our cloths more than 10 years of time.And now a days there’s a trend of wearing up cycling cloths.

  27. Cactus Bob on June 28, 2019 at 9:21 pm

    "we are all buying to much clothes"……. speak for yourself , i buy clothes because i need them . when the holes get too big , or the cloth becomes see through …it’s time for new. the used shirts are turned into rags for our automotive shop and when there’s too much grease there great fire starters. same with pants except they don’t make good rags. Kids grow out of clothes ,i can see that . but adults should be buying what they need to replace whats worn out. not just "shopping for entertainment"

  28. Dani on June 28, 2019 at 9:22 pm

    One thing that was touched on was the CHEMICALS AND POLLUTION! There is so much wrong with the fashion industry, and greenwashing is a MAJOR MARKETING SCAM nowadays! It angers me so much! Fast fashion literally KILLS, wether directly from factories with improper health control, aka personal protective equipment, some factories use deadly dyes to dye/"texture" clothing. There is so much water used in the process too, chemicals seeping into the soil, going into crops, and indirectly causing deadly/deforming human health effects. AND THE ONLY REASON WHY THESE COMPANIES ARE DOING THIS LIKE H&M IS BC THEY ARE DIRECTLY BEING CALLED OUT BY DOCUMENTARIES LIKE "RIVER BLUE" AND "TRUE COST". I highly recommend watching these documentaries, Green Peace has a campaign, be a conscious consumer. And when confronted, companies lie, make up excuses, or don’t respond.

  29. Claudine Horenstein on June 28, 2019 at 9:23 pm

    Stop with your $275 Gucci and stick to Kirkland or something like that.

  30. Annia Wright on June 28, 2019 at 9:24 pm

    This is why TMH is going 2 DESTORY AMERICA aka Babylon with 🔥🔥🔥🔥 & BRIMSTONE what NASA call METEORS ! So I DONT BLAME AFRICA I would BAND ALL of America wicked demonic so call FASHION NAME BRAND aka drag COSTUMES , tht see The MAJORITY of the WALKING BRAIN DEAD ZOMBIES SLAVES here in america buying & wearing

  31. judy valencia on June 28, 2019 at 9:24 pm

    That’s why I donate to the needy and homeless shelters.

  32. Lisa Miller Buchert on June 28, 2019 at 9:26 pm

    I have seen were the US ships clothing to India were they fix and send to Sfrica and whats left they make yarns

  33. Ayawrxsti on June 28, 2019 at 9:28 pm

    It helped the third world country big time since there is cheaper option eh

  34. AirNote on June 28, 2019 at 9:30 pm

    I am the type of person that doesnt care what they wear. But it is sad to see that there is such a thing like this

  35. Amber Agee on June 28, 2019 at 9:30 pm

    This is why I love going Thrift Store shopping…

  36. Galaxy on June 28, 2019 at 9:32 pm

    Thats why im never fashionable

  37. Bear Vinyl on June 28, 2019 at 9:33 pm

    We have TKMAXX IN Britain, I never look at the compare price only The price to pay. I find it funny that folk are upset, if your just wanting to buy because it was suppose to be more expensive then Fool you and stop moaning and complaining!

  38. Emily A on June 28, 2019 at 9:34 pm

    I try to almost always buy used clothing from my local church thrift stores mainly.

  39. madant22 on June 28, 2019 at 9:37 pm

    Who cares where my old clothes go. As longs as its freeing up space in my room and out of my house.

  40. RIGHTEOUS MOTIVE on June 28, 2019 at 9:37 pm

  41. Richard Gunns II on June 28, 2019 at 9:40 pm

    At the end of all this video still don’t have a solution what to do with my old clothes😆 I don’t I can offer my really holy washed clothes

  42. Emmy de Jong on June 28, 2019 at 9:43 pm

    Someone that by things they dont need steal from them self

  43. Tacqueso on June 28, 2019 at 9:47 pm

    I still have same clothes from college 8 yr ago. I only buy a dozen clothes in a yr. I do not throw away my old clothes, I use them as kitchen rags

  44. SithLord Hibiscus on June 28, 2019 at 9:47 pm

    So many kids… too little birth control… holy crud. No wonder they have so many damn clothes.

  45. Adrian Campbell on June 28, 2019 at 9:48 pm

    help the homeless..come on people

  46. noobmaster69 on June 28, 2019 at 9:48 pm

    Alpha M and many thots have left the chat

  47. arpita chatterjee on June 28, 2019 at 9:48 pm

    Just donate to poor. It’s not a big problem. Don’t throw it. It just pass to the needy ones

  48. Rain e rypsi on June 28, 2019 at 9:50 pm

    I really see this problem in my apartment complex. We have a clothing donation box in our laundry room which is about the size of a bathtub. Everyone is free to take what they want if they see something they like. If something is left over by the end of the week the manager takes it to donation. It is full to the brim every week and we only have about 60 units in our apartment! And yes I do admit to adding to the pile about 2 times in the last 2 years. I really reviewed the ways in my spending habits on clothing.

  49. Paola Valtierra on June 28, 2019 at 9:50 pm

    EBay and offer up are also good. I also take clothes from friends, mom sister in laws etc. My sister will come shop my closet I will do the same to her closet and my mom.

  50. J P on June 28, 2019 at 9:50 pm

    I’d rather have clothes that last. Plain and simple. Fashion is vanity.