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Experts in Sport: The sports apparel waste problem

Colorful Fashion Store: A Multitude of Textile Choices on Display

The Experts in Sport podcast is a regular series that brings together experts from across Loughborough University with external thought leaders to discuss the latest research and hot topics in sport and academia with new episodes launched regularly.

In this episode of the Experts in Sport podcast, host Martin Foster is joined by guest Joanna Czutkowna to discuss the issue of sustainability around sports kit apparel and the wider social issues that influence its consumption and use.

Larger issues around the unsustainable nature of the fashion industry are explored, revealing that only one per cent of used clothing is turned into new clothing. Infrastructure within the consumerist world is not scaled to prioritise sustainability; fast fashion and ultra-fast fashion present themselves as issues in this space.