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How fast fashion adds to the world's clothing waste problem (Marketplace)

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Fast fashion is a major contributor to the world's clothing waste problem. Many of us give our old clothes to charity or drop them in a store take-back bin, but you might be surprised to learn most of it is sold and can end up in the landfill. To read more: http://cbc.ca/1.4493490 »»» Subscribe to CBC News to watch more videos: http://bit.ly/1RreYWS Connect with CBC News Online: For breaking news, video, audio and in-depth coverage: http://bit.ly/1Z0m6iX Find CBC News on Facebook: http://bit.ly/1WjG36m Follow CBC News on Twitter: http://bit.ly/1sA5P9H For breaking news on Twitter: http://bit.ly/1WjDyks Follow CBC News on Instagram: http://bit.ly/1Z0iE7O Download the CBC News app for iOS: http://apple.co/25mpsUz Download the CBC News app for Android: http://bit.ly/1XxuozZ »»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»» For more than 75 years, CBC News has been the source Canadians turn to, to keep them informed about their communities, their country and their world. Through regional and national programming on multiple platforms, including CBC Television, CBC News Network, CBC Radio, CBCNews.ca, mobile and on-demand, CBC News and its internationally recognized team of award-winning journalists deliver the breaking stories, the issues, the analyses and the personalities that matter to Canadians.
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Text Comments (1323)
Does anyone have 24 month baby boy clothing && anything else they would like to give away? If so, Hmu please. Thanks in advance ! ♥️
Bri Beltran (4 hours ago)
Why not burn it?
lauraNY (5 hours ago)
nhu thomas (6 hours ago)
And that's why they pay to the sewer so cheap...
Mette Thomsen (13 hours ago)
The last couple of years I have almost only shopped second hand. Only jeans, underwear, sleepwear and shoes I bought new. I repurpose and refashion/ upcycle and either donate or give what I do not/cannot keep. I also repair clothes instead of just throwing out and generally wear out clothes before throwing them out. I also have clothes that are more than 5 years old. Even a t-shirt that is 18 years old!
Allison (14 hours ago)
Same goes for when we recycle our plastic containers. The quality of plastic just keeps going down.
melistired (17 hours ago)
There is always a use for old textiles! I use them to sew and stuff projects, and I cut up old t shirts to use for oil paintings and cleaning rags
Franz Lim (20 hours ago)
That explain that we have thrift store that clothes are from other country
Jaycey Allen (21 hours ago)
I don't see why they don't donate leftover clothes to 3rd world countries that actually need these clothes.
Sandra Isaksson (22 hours ago)
I haven't bought any new clothes in close to a year now. Trying to buy second hand as much as I can (exept underware). Better for my wallet, better for my environment.
Elena Markocheva (1 day ago)
Very interesting, thank you
psychodrumplayer14 (1 day ago)
I was gonna go buy some clothes soon. Not anymore
Lynn Ohrel (1 day ago)
I don’t buy new clothes every year. Only when I absolutely need something
holy Boly (1 day ago)
*since canada is cold most of the yr, if i were living there, i would just invest in 7-8 long jakets so nobody can see what i am wearing beneath.*
Pia Buehler (2 days ago)
Thanks a lot for this video! Here is another alternative for fast fashion: ​@​
Moonchild (2 days ago)
Are there any brands with fashionable clothes like h&m but with better quality? Even if it costs more, I guess it'd be worthy to buy there!
This was really eye-opening
Vanessa Bayardo (2 days ago)
People at 21:10 some of them so offended. 😒😁
Fintan (2 days ago)
H&M, making tshirts out of jizz rags.
Deja Spriggs (2 days ago)
This was really well done 👏🏾
Corina Simpson (2 days ago)
New clothing items every week??? I'm very far behind. This whole year, it's October now, I've bought one shirt at a thrift store, got one new shirt for my birthday.
Marinelife7 (2 days ago)
I’m an American, why am I always watching this channel?
Nolvora (2 days ago)
Made to last? XD lol I ripped a pair of H&M pants (the Conscious line) that I wore for 2 consecutive years the other day bending down to install a washing machine. The fabric is already very thin to begin with but I kept wearing them (I washed them on the regular, like every week or two). They don't end up in the bin (yet); now reused as cleaning cloth.
MusicMan (3 days ago)
Good lord that host is filthy. Literally can't look at it anymore. Disgusting!
MusicMan (3 days ago)
*That host is filth. What is that? Some disgusting asian hybrid mystery meat.. Woof!*
LeRoi715 (3 days ago)
Stop buying the cheap /artificial fabric clothing because it kills you by the chemical content ; invest in the good quality and timeless elegant garments. I did and I do. Cheers!
Samantha Monaghan (3 days ago)
what are the carbon costs of this?
Veronica D. Giovanni (3 days ago)
"Third World" countries? Try....DEVELOPING COUNTRIES.
Jules Mota (3 days ago)
I spotted an Alpha M
paradise (3 days ago)
Great Job..... Marketplace. Thank's alot.
Mad Hatter (4 days ago)
Imagine all the people......🎶🎵🎶 Wearing uniforms 🎵🎶
Elle Tori (4 days ago)
Here in the PH its called ukay ukay
TheCrispyCat (5 days ago)
- Electronics - Clothes So many produced, such little use. And the old ones end up overseas.
Hana Usagi (5 days ago)
I wear my jeans until the legs are destroyed and they won't get past my thighs. After that, my family turns them into rags.
mrsgiggles85 (5 days ago)
So the clothes are literally dumped in third world countries...I weep
Five Cents Matter (5 days ago)
I cut up the clothes that are too old or worn to donate and use them as rags. I prefer these rags over buying industrial strength paper towels or some such.
Meggz Keitel (6 days ago)
As a minimalist, I'm always thinking in my head, "What did people do 50-100 years ago?" 100 years ago people made their clothing, it lasted DECADES, and old clothing was repurposed somehow. People got creative. I believe if the general public had better home ec. skills (in this case sewing), AND companies stopped overproducing; it might make a difference. Unfortunately, that's not realistic and saddens me.
linda frank (6 days ago)
That’s nothing. My local store has two warehouses full of them just waiting to go on self
Larra A (6 days ago)
This is nothing more than a greed problem. Western greed fueling sweatshops
Tim L (6 days ago)
You know people would never know if you bought new clothes or not. I think atleast I have clothes on. Names brands don't mean anything to me.
Tim L (6 days ago)
I ware my clothes right out then throw them out even if the sun died them out. I ues them as rags to clean or to check my oil in my truck. I buy second hand clothes all the time, the only things I buy new is underware and socks. I spend about $40.00 in 3 year on clothes. I think clothes cost to much. Never throw thinm out,. We give the clothes to Vally Village then I buy only what I need from that store to. This world cost away to much now sinces I was young. Chloes used to cost 10, 15, 20, 25 and 50 cents to a $1.20 , $150 , $2.45 and thats it. Same as food it used to be like that to buy, but now WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! away to much. I don't know how the kids do it today? They must have all their master and visa cards all full.
montork (6 days ago)
at my job there are 2 pound bags of rags you tear open and use. all of it old t shirts and pants. flanel and sweatshits are the best material to use.
Tracy Lynn (6 days ago)
Ultimately it comes down to the consumer. If we don't buy too much less gets wasted.
Ashley Graham (6 days ago)
A lot of our problems can be solved if we would stop hiding them from society. There's a brilliant mind out there that holds the key, but he/she isn't aware of the problem because we hide it
Affes hatem (7 days ago)
envyandgreed15 (7 days ago)
i buy new clothing alot but i also take care of my clothing and they last for years . im not hard on my clothing. I only throw away clothing when i cant turn it into something new like material for sewing or rags or a rug .etc
wowerz82 (7 days ago)
I have a lot of baby clothes I want to get rid of (newborn+) and maternity clothes. I want to give it to someone who actually needs it. Where are some places I can go?
Affable Alyssa (8 days ago)
Have a week worth of everyday clothes (for work..school) one or two dress clothes and you are set.
Benson Dunwoody (8 days ago)
I dont give 2 shits about whats in fashion. If i like it and it fits then i wear it. If it doesnt but i have it, i use it for crafts or give it to people who want them.
OPL Auto Parts Jon (8 days ago)
I'm watching this video wearing a 7 year old shirt. Sure, it's lost some color after being washed so many times. But it still fits and I'm happy to wear it for as long as I can. STOP WASTE!
AnyWho (8 days ago)
they should really start shredding unused stuff for re-use for other things like insulation, other clothes, towels, rags,blankets and such ... i need some lg flannel shirts ... :P ... i should really stop at Amvets one of these days and see if there is anything decent in there ...
People Smart (8 days ago)
I use my clothes until the color has changed,looks really old and got holes everywhere,but still i give them to somebody or use it as doormat and floor mop
Rose Clifford (8 days ago)
When going through my clothes and figuring out which ones I don't wear anymore nor fits me, after I go and wash and dry them, I go to homeless shelters near me and donate them ad if I have extra money, I'll buy baby and toddler clothes and items to donate as well
RX Pharmacy (9 days ago)
Give it away to Nursing Home.
Rizu Heartless (10 days ago)
Ask people on the street? Do they need your second hand cloth? Excuse me?
manjushree purohit (11 days ago)
Indians do it best. Donate it to their maids who actually wear them. Of course minimalism is the ultimate answer and I follow it.
Lovelm Purple (12 days ago)
I use my old clothes to clean the floors or walls i use them to clean the house untill they get real real old and rip. i cut the clothes with scissors so i can use them as rags its a good solution.
PurpleAshHash (12 days ago)
I like Canadians just not their bacon
ELIANA SOUZA (12 days ago)
why H&M dont donates directly those clothes to poor people??? burn of keep it? what a waste!
tommy wong (12 days ago)
I guess they can make it into insulation material?
Skylightatdusk (14 days ago)
Churches take old clothes in some places. They allow their low income members to take them free of cost.
Princess famous (14 days ago)
16:30 they pack clothes that are really old basically “un usable “ so why would they bother shipping them? They know they’re going to be thrown to landfill so they make Kenya or These countries dump them on their lands instead of Canada having to worry about them. So basically they send them as trash
Jessica Miller (15 days ago)
Instead of giving to places like Salvation Army or goodwill or “recycling” programs, find a local rescue mission. The one near me has a drop box and they use as much as they can at their location. They don’t throw away anything that can be used to make someone’s life better.
Tayonce Boddie (19 days ago)
When you thought it went to those who need it
Herminia Barreras (19 days ago)
Go to skid row and ask if anyone wants your old clothes and what they don’t want donate to Salvation Army or anywhere else of your choice. That’s what I do. Or pass them on to family members and let them know to do the same. That can make a small difference.
Maggie Sayenda (21 days ago)
Why can't they just send it to countries that needs them most.
tommy wong (12 days ago)
They just explain it in the video . most of them they dont even want it. The quality is too bad. And it kills local economy on textile producer.
Belin Can (22 days ago)
So basically wealthy countries sell their textile waste with all the chemicals to poor countries. Then they need to dispose all the old clothes on their own landfills. And on top of that the local textile industry cannot compete agains the imported poor quality clothes because their so cheap. That’s the best example for showing how money seems more important than everything else:/
casey ellison (23 days ago)
I would like to sale them in my store so I can give the money to homeless shelter and kids
Mia Merry (23 days ago)
The reason i dont care if people tell me my clothes are outdated....
char west (23 days ago)
Goodwill has to lower their prices until they can MOVE all that stuff out. There ARE people who can use it, but the prices are still too high.
BennyPaddyCake (24 days ago)
Or donate them to your local thrift shop
Angela West (25 days ago)
this makes me sad. i never even thought about this.
Alex (26 days ago)
Before you donate your used clothing. Just to let you know that these clothing kills the 3rd world manufacturing, specifically African countries. Rendering them hooked on humanitarian aid.
Mark Jr. (26 days ago)
why dont they burn it?
Ray Two (10 days ago)
toxic gas to atmosphere = global warming = hurricanes,fires,typhoons, floods, other calamities,etc. = more deaths
krishna kishor bhat (26 days ago)
Who @ cbc marketplace is responsible for these stories. I want to convey my regards to them for a good report. Also, liked the presenter, she is good at reporting.
Amy Lorenzo (27 days ago)
So the Salvation Army can’t sell the clothes? Why not just give them away? American cities are full of homeless people.
TRJG3912 (28 days ago)
Well social media contributes to letting us buy more more and more. Aside from that, cheap "wholesale" stores with clothes that gets destroyed after 2 washes like Primark, etc. That is why I only buy classic styles and make sure they are all SALE!!! And trust me, you only need 1 or 2 bags even if you are a fashionista!! Men cannot even comprehen why women needs like 100 million bags and shoes to look good!!
Aldrin Ansino (29 days ago)
all of that being sold to Philippines..
ART DECO (29 days ago)
Chiara River (29 days ago)
There are not cotton farmers or looms over there any more according to a Real Stories Docu. Because the cheap second hand trade is cheaper and driven creator's to go bust.
Chiara River (29 days ago)
Really? Those big clothing stores don't recycle in the UK? We give them to charity shops or have home swap shops.
jack jo (29 days ago)
My family was very frugal because we can't afford many things especially clothing... I remember growing up passing my clothes and shoes down to my little brother... When I turned teen I literally share my clothes with my dad...To see people in western world just throw away good cloth is really absurd...But yeah, who am I to judge?
Alx Hatzaw (1 month ago)
Your unwanted jeans. We bought 6 dollars out here per jeans..INDIA# MANIPUR STATE.. Reality its not donation.. Is other business...
Mieka Degerness (1 month ago)
Wow ! Leaves me feeling somewhat Speechless after seeing all these Clothes on this Video , I have always Donated my to a Woman's Shelter where I once Lived . Now that I moved to another Town , They don't have a Women's Shelter only Salvation Army here . Good thing I am not Shopping for clothes Lots , Specially after seeing this .
Nette (1 month ago)
This gave birth to ukay ukay.
J Taylor (1 month ago)
I hate shopping for new clothes. It's a chore because I have a hard time finding items of good quality. I used to frequent places like Target and Old Navy until their quality decreased dramatically or they got rid of a reliable brand name, like Target's "Merona."
ss (1 month ago)
People are becoming more bored with themselves.They shop .They are impulse buyers.They greedy.They wasting their money on clothes. Back in the day people dressed nicer and had fewer clothes and less debt.Now mos look frumpy everyday.
jessie jay (1 month ago)
I have 2 jeans , 3 tshirts , 1 shoes , 1 slipper ( for summer ) 3sweatshirt( for winter ) and 1 coat . That's all I have and that's all I ever need the entire year and the year later on. And I will only buy when one of these things are really torn and cannot be use anymore . And I don't own a bag since I don't use it anyway .
Did they say where they are exactly? Did I miss that part? 🤔
deadpool senpai (1 month ago)
This is why I buy clothes only twice a year. Minimalism is the best . The more you buy the more you're paving way for these money hungry people to expand their business.
Janis Kenyon (1 month ago)
For years I've worn only used clothing in Buenos Aires. When I'm done wearing my clothing and shoes, I donate them to the local church where they sell it for a very low price to those who can't afford to buy new. I have reduced the contents of my closet by more than 75% now that I'm a minimalist. It feels so good to live with less stuff.
Christine Green (1 month ago)
I bring my used clothes to the Soup kitchen/drop in center to give directly to the poor and/or homeless.
Mikhail Terranova (1 month ago)
In Filipino society they will call this items UKAY UKAY.
kat gravity (1 month ago)
Wow 22 min vid and not even a repuabtle list of charties that donate clothes to people that actually needs it lol what a waste of a vid. Donate to a charity that actually gives back. For instance, Out of The Closet donates 96 cents of every dollar collected by thier stores to directly fund AIDS Healthcare Foundation’s HIV/AIDS programs and services in the U.S. and abroad. Out of The Closet even offers free HIV testing. Next time, put a bit more effort in videos like these.
Rachel R (1 month ago)
support and donate to local community thrift and consignment stores, donate to friends and family and limit your consumption.
Joseph oliver (1 month ago)
You can donate to a crisis center or a shelter
Joseph oliver (1 month ago)
Goodwill sends tons of clothes over seas every month
RebelBelle (1 month ago)
I try to thrift
DITAMPOL (1 month ago)
I live in Indonesia, and I buy second hand imported clothes.
Jade Roope (1 month ago)
Key word to anyone wanting to make a difference find a nonprofit organization that gives your secondhand to those in need at no cost.

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