IAF Convention 2012: Is fast fashion sustainable?
By Leonie Barrie | 26 September 2012
The rise of the fast fashion retail model that keeps consumer interest by feeding through fresh merchandise more frequently is out of kilter with the industry's increasing focus on sustainability issues, according to speakers at this year's IAF World Apparel Convention.
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