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Hangers: The Plastic Straws Of The Fashion Industry

Fashion designer and CO Partner, Roland Mouret tells CO why he believes hangers are the plastic straws of the fashion industry and why he is championing a hanger made from plastic waste.

Roland Mouret is on a mission to change the industry and tackle what he describes as fashion’s dirty secret: the hanger. 

What Mouret is referring to is the billions of hangers used to transport garments from the factory to the retail store, otherwise known as ‘garments on hangers’. These are the single-use plastic hangers that customers never see, which are removed by stores before being re-hung on smarter in-store hangers. It ensures the garment arrives in pristine condition, ready to be put…

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Melanie Plank

Director of Content & Research at Common Objective