Amazon And Asos Quizzed By Lawmakers Over ‘Fast Fashion’ Sustainability

by MR Magazine Staff

Lawmakers in the U.K. have questioned online “fast fashion” retailers about the impact of their production processes on workers and the environment. Mary Creagh, chair of the U.K. government’s Environmental Audit Committee, wrote to five online-only fashion retailers — including global firms Amazon and ASOS — to request information on areas including staff wages, the life-cycle of the garments sold, and steps being taken to reduce the environmental and social impact of their businesses. The committee said it was considering policy recommendations on reducing the harm caused by cheap garment production, and would factor in the retailers’ responses when delivering those recommendations to fellow lawmakers. Read more at CNBC.