Hangers are ‘fashion industry’s plastic straw’, says fashion designer
A recyclable garments hanger has been created by a fashion designer trying to end the utilization of plastic ones.
Roland Mouret says plastic hangers are the “plastic straw” of the fashion industry and has created what he says is the world’s just sustainable brand.
They are made out of 80% recycled plastic recouped from the sea and 20% recyclable plastic, and they likewise highlight aluminum hooks.
Current plastic hangers are difficult to recycle due to how they are made.
They can incorporate a combination of up to seven distinct plastics as well as metal, and numerous hangers end up in landfills where they can take as long as 1,000 years to separate, as per hanger recycling organization First Mile.
Mr. Mouret offered 300 of his new hangers for free to most designers finally month’s London Fashion Week. Be that as it may, just about 20% acknowledged them.
Mr. Mouret, who made the hangers in a joint effort with the firm Arch and Hook, revealed to BBC Breakfast: “A beautiful garment has to be hanged on a hanger and has to be carried by van to the store.
“In that travel, we use single-use plastic hangers that we throw away straight away after, and they’re all polystyrene and polystyrene is not recyclable.”
Mr. Mouret says his hanger is “fully sustainable”.
“I think it’s stronger than a normal hanger, but at the moment, if you break it, it’s completely recyclable.
“You can have something that becomes so circular that nothing goes back to the sea.”
There has been developing worry about the environmental expense of proceeding to utilize plastic hangers.
Over the summer, Labor MP Angela Smith said shops ought to be prohibited from giving them out, while John Lewis is inviting its clients to acquire old hangers for reuse or for in-store recycling at its store in Oxford.
What’s more, an Aberdeen shopping mall has made a plan where clients can leave plastic hangers in an assigned zone in its vehicle park entrance for others to reuse.
Mr. Mouret additionally reprimanded the longing for quick fashion for environmental issues.
“One of the trends of the 90s was the must-have [item of clothing], and the must-have was treated as an addiction,” he said.
“Every time if you don’t buy it, you’re going to be unhappy and if you buy it, you can throw it away.
“We thought it would carry on, it fell apart. It’s falling apart now and that’s why we have to make a change.”
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