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What's the oldest item of clothing in your wardrobeRadio 1 Newsbeat has been talking to sustainable fashion blogger Hannah about fast fashion - as MPs say clothing brands and retailers should pay to fund a clothing recycling scheme.Hannah's been giving us her tips on helping to protect the environment and revive the items in your wardrobe.
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I've posted a round-up of all my charity shop outfits from 2015 over on my blog! Bring on charity shopping in 2016 - I'm ready for ya ? A post shared by Hannah ? (@palomaindisguise) on Jan 2, 2016 at 12:57am PST
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Only buy things you really love or need
More than 3,700 litres of water are used in the full lifetime of some pairs of jeans
Do you see yourself wearing that item at least 30 times
Swap with friends
Call up your bestie or organise a meet-up via the group chat. "Your friends might have some clothes that you may like and vice versa. Swapping wardrobes might also stop you from wasting money on something new."
Bored of that pair of jeans? Hannah says changing them into something new is a good option.
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In looove with the colour of these boots which I found in my local Oxfam last month. With tags all on ‘n’ all they hadn’t been worn when I bought them for ?10 ? Feel like these are going to be my go-to shoes for December ? A post shared by Hannah ? (@palomaindisguise) on Dec 3, 2018 at 11:36am PST
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Fast fashion: How to make clothes last longer and save the planet


Hannah says: "Around 11 million items of clothing go into landfills every day in the UK which is just a crazy amount. "If you're just a bit bored of the length of a pair of jeans sometimes I cut the hem off a bit just to give it a bit of a refresh. This keeps my clothes in my wardrobe for years longer."
Get out the needle and thread
"Mend your clothes," Hannah advises."I find that if I have got a hole in a jumper or a pair of jeans with a broken zipper, I just fix them."
Wash on lower temperatures
"Washing clothes on 30° rather than 40° and not using tumble dryers is definitely better for the environment," Hannah says.Washing machines and tumble driers can also age your clothes faster."There are lots of websites that give great tips on how to wash different fabrics and different bits of clothing so you can wash your clothes more sustainably."
Don't bin it
What a waste: In the UK, hundreds of millions of items of clothing are sent to landfill each year
People in the UK send 235 million items of clothing to landfills each year, according to the most recent figures.Hannah says rather than throwing them away - often these items could be given to second hand or charity shops for a new lease of life.Follow Newsbeat on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.Listen to Newsbeat live at 12:45 and 17:45 every weekday on BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra - if you miss us you can listen back here.
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