UK Exports 3.9bn of clothing and footwear a year,
charity shops rely on fashion industry.
highstreet kept alive by few remaining clothes and shoe shops
Low paid jobs abroad (sweatshops)
Few UK jobs (Perhaps not as true as I think though)
£14.6bn of imported garments. (Carbon footprint might be able to be reduced buy is abroad)
Landfill (More could be recycled within the UK and exported abroad )
Exporting second hand clothes to Africa reduces their manufacturing of clothing for their population. (About 30 per cent of the clothes sent to Oxfam's recycling hub Wastesaver in Batley, West Yorkshire (UK), are shipped to Senegal — that’s about 2,000 tonnes a year.)
So should we all stop buying new clothes?
What'll happen: Perhaps we'd stop importing cheap shit clothes from outside the UK. This would perhaps enable UK manufacturers to continue. I imagine we import raw materials for clothing too though.