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Traid CEO Maria Chenoweth on why we need to rethink Christmas. We have to get one thing straight. Our planet can no longer afford mass shopping sprees such as Black Friday, Halloween, Valentines, Easter and Christmas, where people working in exploitative conditions produce even more things we don’t need.  These seasonal events are contributing to the irreversible ecological breakdown of…
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TRAID is concerned at the 'business as usual' response from the UK Government which rejected a raft of recommendations made by MPs as part of the Environmental Audit Committee's inquiry into the sustainability of the fashion industry - Fixing Fashion, Clothing consumption and sustainability. Fashion is one of the most polluting industries in the world and creates more carbon emissions…
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I was talking to a dear friend of mine recently about how I would be guest blogging for TRAID to raise awareness of buying second hand and the buzz surrounding #Secondhandfirst Week. We got to talking about her sartorial purchasing habits, and she admitted that she had never actually bought anything from a charity shop. She did, however, say she…
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