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Comment Fibre Fraud: Fashion’s Labelling Scandal

Do you know what your clothes are made of? Like, really made of. Most people would simply refer to and trust the care label inside to see the make up of the item they are wearing. But, what if this didn’t match the actual fibres in your clothes?  Fibre fraud is widespread within the fashion industry with many studies finding that the labels don’t match the advertised content.  In 2019, Circle Economy, a global impact organisation founded in 2011, tested over 10.000 garments using a Fibersort machine finding in 41 per cent of cases the garment composition labels did not match the composition of the garment. If this was in the food industry there would be a national scandal and questions asked in parliament. It is the fashion industry’s equivalent of the 2013 horse meat...

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