A model poses on the banks of the Qiantang River, in Xiaoshan district, Hangzhou, in the heart of China’s textile industry as part of a photo shoot to highlight how global demand for fast fashion is contributing to toxic water pollution. Photo: Lance Lee for Greenpeace A model poses on the banks of the Qiantang River, in Xiaoshan district, Hangzhou, in the heart of China’s textile industry as part of a photo shoot to highlight how global demand for fast fashion is contributing to toxic water pollution. Photo: Lance Lee for Greenpeace
A model poses on the banks of the Qiantang River, in Xiaoshan district, Hangzhou, in the heart of China’s textile industry as part of a photo shoot to highlight how global demand for fast fashion is contributing to toxic water pollution. Photo: Lance Lee for Greenpeace
Alice Wu
Opinion

Opinion

Alice Wu

Shopaholic Hong Kong: stop buying so many clothes if you really want to save the planet – ditching that plastic straw isn’t enough

  • With a recent study finding that fibres found in deep-sea creatures came from textiles, it’s time for everyone in this city to realise that our obsession with fast fashion is killing the Earth

A model poses on the banks of the Qiantang River, in Xiaoshan district, Hangzhou, in the heart of China’s textile industry as part of a photo shoot to highlight how global demand for fast fashion is contributing to toxic water pollution. Photo: Lance Lee for Greenpeace A model poses on the banks of the Qiantang River, in Xiaoshan district, Hangzhou, in the heart of China’s textile industry as part of a photo shoot to highlight how global demand for fast fashion is contributing to toxic water pollution. Photo: Lance Lee for Greenpeace
A model poses on the banks of the Qiantang River, in Xiaoshan district, Hangzhou, in the heart of China’s textile industry as part of a photo shoot to highlight how global demand for fast fashion is contributing to toxic water pollution. Photo: Lance Lee for Greenpeace
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Alice Wu

Alice Wu

Alice Wu fell down the rabbit hole of politics aged 12, when she ran her first election campaign. She has been writing about local politics and current affairs for the Post since 2008. Alice's daily needs include her journals, books, a multi-coloured pen and several lattes.