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How fashion can be eco-friendly
Changing the way we make clothes could reduce our impact on the environment. From shoes made out of car tyres in Ethiopia to fabric produced from stinging nettles in The Netherlands, France 24 looks at how both protecting the environment and sporting the latest trends is possible.
Environmentally-conscious fashion isn’t a brand-new idea, but it’s only in the last decade that it’s developed into a full-scale ethical fashion movement. Could environmentally-conscious fashion be a trend that's here to stay?
We look at the next "jeaneration": denim manufacturers who favour laser technology over toxic chemicals to give jeans the fashionable "distressed" look.
And we discover an Ethiopian fashion success story. SoleRebels were inspired by traditional hand-made sandals, but these are made from recycled car tyres.
We also take a trip to the Netherlands, to see how a Dutch company is making eco-friendly clothing from stinging nettles.