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Say yes to the old dress

WHEN The Duchess of Cambridge wore an Alexander McQueen gown in February this year that she had been pictured wearing back in 2012, she was praised—by the very same publications that have historically shamed public figures for turning up to major events in previously seen clothes. Why the sudden U-turn? Because ‘fast’ fashion—that is, the purchase of a new shirt or dress for every occasion, facilitated by highly affordable catwalk-copycat brands, such as ASOS—has been replaced by a ‘slow’ fashion movement. Reports that 300,000 tons of used clothing ends up in UK landfill every year has prompted a revival of make do and mend, encouraging increasing numbers of people to take a renewed interest in maintenance, to buy second-hand and to

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