Recent research by the Australia Institute reveals that Australia has now outpaced the United States as the world’s largest consumer of textiles per capita.

On average, Australians purchase 56 new clothing items annually, contributing to over 200 thousand tonnes of discarded garments ending up in landfills each year.

The Wire’s Vanessa Gatica speaks with fashion designer Fernanda Covarrubias emphasises the need for conscious consumer choices and innovative design practices.

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Produced By: Vanessa Gatica

Featured In Story: Fernanda Covarrubias – fashion designer

First aired on The Wire, Tuesday 18 June 2024