The Singapore Perspective: Ways to fight clothing waste

Local schools teaching fashion such as Lasalle College of the Arts' School of Fashion and Temasek Polytechnic's School of Design say that sustainability is part of their curriculum. Some businesses and groups in Singapore are also trying to make fashion more eco-friendly and to combat clothing waste.

•The Textile and Fashion Federation runs The Bridge Fashion Incubator programme to help fashion and fashion-tech businesses with a focus on design, technology and sustainability. Federation chief executive Semun Ho said: "By critically looking at technology solutions that better manage and predict inventory, rethinking traditional business models and scrutinising the way fashion value and supply chains operate today, we hope to create a more environmentally conscious future."

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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 'Ways to fight clothing waste'. Subscribe