BBC World – Earth Report – Is Green the New Black ?

 In Broadcast Films
  • TX: April 2008
  • RT: 30 mins

An investigation into whether ethical fashion can sweep through the shops and make a real difference in saving the planet or whether it is just tokenism.

Film features organic cotton production in Kutch region of Gujurat, India, supplying organic cotton to big retailers like M&S.

Part 2 concentrates on recycled  fashion including the charity Bottletop which makes handbags out of bottetops and drink can ring pulls, and Patagonia’s fleeces made from old soda bottles, – recycled clothing now being copied by M&S.

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