Eco nightmare of today's throwaway fashion

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The Japanese company that owns Uniqlo and other clothing brands gave a media preview last month of a new technology to reduce the amount of water used to give jeans a "worn in" look.

It is among greener moves by fashion businesses in an industry increasingly scrutinised for its environmental impact - from the consumption of resources, pollution arising from the production process and beyond, to the creation of clothing waste.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 05, 2019, with the headline 'Eco nightmare of today's throwaway fashion'. Print Edition | Subscribe