The demand for more sustainable fashion has increased, so has the response
Throwaway items of clothing contribute more to climate change than air and sea travel yet people continue to buy and then quickly discard clothing in huge quantities write Ruairi Scott Byrne and Eithne Dodd of Buzz.ie on 30th April.
"Charity shops have been at the leading edge of sustainable fashion for 30 years," says Paul Hughes, public relations officer for the Irish Charity Shops Association.
"But the whole issue of sustainability is something that has become very important now. There is a whole new range of customers over the last three, four years who are very, very conscious of sustainability, and they are spread right across the age spectrum."