Awareness of the fashion industry’s darker side has been growing steadily, thanks to environmental campaigners and authors such as Elizabeth Cline and Lucy Siegle. Now Alex James, former member of the band Blur and more recently a cheesemaker and film-maker, has entered the debate with a documentary, Slowing Down Fast Fashion. “There’s so much junk clothing out there,” he says.

James’s documentary makes links to the slow food campaign against junk food. Yet achieving the same level of public awareness and action around junk fashion as around junk food is no easy task.

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