Glastonbury stars donate outfits to Oxfam fast fashion campaign

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Singer-songwriter Michael Kiwanuka. IMage credit: Ed Nix/Oxfam

Glastonbury stars including Kylie Minogue and The Cure’s Robert Smith have donated their festival outfits in a stand against throwaway fashion.

To coincide with Oxfam’s Second-hand September campaign, which asks people to buy no new clothing for one month, stars have donated clothing to be sold or won on the Oxfam online shop.

Artisits including Billie Eilish, Johnny Marr, Sheryl Crow and Michael Kiwanuka also joined in by donating their festival outfits.

Every week 11 million items of clothing end up in landfill.

Fee Gilfeather, Oxfam’s sustainable fashion expert, said: “It’s in everyone’s power to change things. By signing up to Second-hand September and pledging to say no to new clothing for one month, you can help protect the environment, and if you buy second-hand in Oxfam you’ll be helping the poorest people around the world escape poverty.”

Money raised from the sales of second-hand clothes in Oxfam’s shops on the high street and online brings clean water, food and shelter to people living in refugee camps.

Oxfam predicts it saves around 47 million items of clothing from going to landfill every year.

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