The environmental impacts of fast fashion returns have been ignored for too long

clock • 4 min read
The environmental impacts of fast fashion returns have been ignored for too long

A better understanding what drives consumers to return their clothes can help efforts to curb the rising carbon, waste and packaging footprint of fast fashion returns, argues Hubbub founder Trewin Restorick

Fast fashion brand Boohoo reported that profits had taken a hit after online shoppers returned clothes faster than before the pandemic. Whilst the financial implications are clear, it is much harder to...

To continue reading this article...

Join BusinessGreen

  • Enjoy exclusive news, insights and analysis from Europe’s leading source of information on the green economy and business.
  • Make smart, responsible business decisions with an eye on the latest regulatory and tech developments
  • Stay in the know with our overnight briefing, expertly curated help you run a competitive and sustainable business
  • Tap into our extensive archive of exclusive articles, news, analysis and guides
  • Access our Intelligence Reports and exclusive data-rich studies on business-critical aspects of the green economy (BG Advanced members only)
  • Choose from 3 paid membership levels or start a 7-day no strings trial

Join nowTry 7 day trial

 

Already a BusinessGreen member?

Login

More on Supply chain

Credit: iStock

Wood Mackenzie: Plastic consumption on track to burn through 12 per cent of carbon budget to 2050

But demand for polluting fossil fuel-derived plastics could peak by 2035 if business and government works together to create a more sustainable plastic supply chain, report finds

Cecilia Keating
clock 05 December 2022 • 3 min read
Credit: iStock

Study: Circular strategies could slash auto industry emissions by two-thirds

New analysis from Bain & Company suggests recycled materials could play dominant role in auto industry supply chains

James Murray
clock 02 December 2022 • 3 min read
Primark accelerates sustainable sourcing push

Primark accelerates sustainable sourcing push

Fashion retail giant says share of clothes including sustainable or recycled materials has almost doubled to 45 per cent

James Murray
clock 30 November 2022 • 3 min read