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France Pushes Law to Curb Devastating Impacts of Fast Fashion

HeadlineMar 22, 2024

French lawmakers advanced a bill that seeks to rein in fast fashion’s impact on the climate, labor rights and the economy. The bill would ban certain “ultra-fast-fashion” companies like Shein from advertising and penalize them by up to 10 euros per individual item of clothing. It also would force fast-fashion retailers to include information on their products’ reuse, repair, recycling and environmental impact next to the product’s price. This is French lawmaker Huguette Tiegna.

Huguette Tiegna: “Fighting fast fashion means, first, protecting children living in other countries. It means preserving our biodiversity. It means preserving our French knowhow. It means preserving our artisans who work hard day and night in our districts to create clothes that are sustainable and that comply with a minimum of environmental rules.”

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