Behind oil, the clothing industry is the biggest polluting industry in the world. This is a surprising and shocking statistic, and the SLOW Fashion Festival currently happening in Adelaide is trying to make a difference.
The focus of the festival is on recycling and reusing, this year they have partnered with Southern Cross Recycling Group. The clothing reuse and recycling company prevents 15 million kilograms of clothing ending up in landfill each year, with initiatives like the Drop off Hubs. They also keep abreast of ideas and technologies which can transform clothes into other materials like paper.