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NEW YORK – New research has for the first time ever calculated the CO2 impact of the big four fashion weeks, New York, London, Milan and Paris. Working with the Carbon Trust, fashion tech company Ordre found the industry emits 241,000 tonnes of CO2 a year just from The travel costs associated with the quarterly fashion months. This is equivalent to the annual emissions of a small country, or the electricity used by 42,000 homes for a year.

Travel to New York was responsible for the highest amount of carbon (37 per cent of all emissions), followed by Paris (28 per cent), London (18 per cent) and Milan (17 per cent). 

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