20 April 2021

Report on Public Attitudes on Plastics and Fast Fashion

The Royal Society of the Arts (RSA) calls for new measures to turn the tide in fast fashion, including a tax on virgin plastics used in clothing, a ban on marketing petrochemical-derived clothing, and a commission to prepare for the future of fashion.

As part of the Regenerative Futures Programme, the RSA has completed a survey on the impacts of fast fashion and the use of plastics to draw a different framework for the fashion industry.

Key findings of the survey;

  • The public wants action on plastics
  • There is an awareness gap on the use of plastics in our clothing
  • We need better information on how the clothes are made

You can find the recommendations by the RSA here.