Prince Charles calls for an end to “throw-away” clothing

The dapper Prince of Wales has called for an end to the “extraordinary trend of throw-away clothing”.

Prince Charles – who has a fine wardrobe of classic English style – told Vogue magazine he has his clothes mended rather than discard them.

He said: “I happen to be one of those people who’d gets shoes – or any item of clothing – repaired if I can, rather than just throw it away.

“When I was a child, we used to take our shoes down to the cobbler in Scotland and would watch with fascination as he ripped the soles off and then put new soles on.”

The Prince is pushing to encourage everyone to think about what they buy and how clothes are made.

The fashion industry has been accused of making cheap Third World manufactured clothes that are worn once or twice and then thrown away.

And, young buyers are complicit in the instant throw away trend.












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Philip Braund spent 16 years at the Daily Mirror as a reporter and news editor before moving to ITV. He was the series producer of the ground-breaking investigation programme The Cook Report, Managing Editor at ITV's Millbank Studios, and Head of News at ITV Central. He has won national and regional Royal Television Society awards for documentaries.

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