Even in Malaysia, fashion goes 'green': why is sustainability so trendy now?

New designs by Hatta Dolmat made from 60% recycled plastic bottle yarn, weaved with 40% organic fibre cotton. Photo: Hatta Dolmat

Updating your wardrobe each season is not entirely a trendy thing to do anymore. With the fashion industry having to confront its huge impact on the environment, designers are increasingly showing support for sustainability.

Their efforts range from unveiling upcycled collections to creating outfits from recycled waste. Some are even digging into their archives to show past looks at fashion weeks, in a bid to cut down on having to churn out new clothes.

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