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Stella McCartney tells Cop26 the future of fashion ‘looks bleak’

The British designer believes tax breaks, regulatory laws and an end to the use of animal products is key to making the industry more sustainable, Saman Javed reports

Monday 08 November 2021 17:37
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Stella McCartney attends a Bob Dylan performance in Hyde Park, London
Stella McCartney attends a Bob Dylan performance in Hyde Park, London

British fashion designer Stella McCartney has called on world leaders to introduce new laws and policies to help regulate and reduce the fast fashion industry’s contribution to the climate crisis.

“The future of fashion looks bleak unless we step up,” she told an audience at Cop26 on Monday 8 November, where she was speaking at The New York Times’ Climate Hub.

McCartney said that during discussions with world leaders at the G7 Summit in summer, she had noticed that their focus was largely on how to regulate areas with obvious polluters, such as the automotive and aviation industries.

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