Almost half of clothes sold by online fashion brands are made of ‘virgin’ plastic – while millions of spare hides are burnt or sent to landfill.

The enormous environmental impact of the fashion industry has been highlighted by research by the UK’s Royal Society for Arts, Manufacturers and Commerce (RSA).  It found that half (49 per cent) of 100,000 sampled products from online retailers Asos, Boohoo, Misguided and PrettyLittleThing were made entirely of new plastics. Low cost and disposable, these can…

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