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As London Fashion Week (LFW) showcases some of the UK’s biggest designers, an alternative event has been challenging the environmental impact of the fashion industry.

Sustainable Fashion Week (SFW) comprises a catwalk show, workshops and talks promoting their ethos of “re-wear, repurpose, regenerate and reconnect”, taking place around the same time as its London counterpart.

Organised in Bristol, it also has more than 80 community events happening across the UK from 16-25 September, as well as a couple in Nigeria and Australia.

According to the United Nations (UN), the fashion industry is responsible for 8-10% of global emissions – more than the aviation and shipping industries combined.