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Has Manchester become the fast-fashion capital of the UK?

Manchester’s famous cotton mills have given way to the gleaming HQs of some of the world’s most lucrative fast-fashion brands – some offering new dresses for as little as £1.

COP26 saw 130 top fashion labels pledge to halve their greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 – but many major fast-fashion brands, including Manchester-based Boohoo and PrettyLittleThing, were entirely absent from the debates.

As the world becomes more aware of the environmental impact of the fashion industry, Mancunian Matters investigates Manchester’s status as a fast-fashion capital and asks how the city can move towards a more sustainable future.

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