The UK's fast fashion epidemic is producing more than 50 tonnes of carbon emissions every minute. Oxfam has released a report detailing the severity of the ongoing crisis within the fashion industry which is a global leader in greenhouse gas emissions. It found that the obsession with short-lived fashion trends is causing the same amount of carbon emissions every two minutes as driving a car around the world six times. Scroll down for video Each week, 11 million garments end up in landfill in the UK and it is driven by a constant splurging on new clothes. The textile supply chain is a major contributor to global warming The statistics are based on lifetime emissions for new clothing bought in the UK. It accounts for the sourcing of raw materials, manufacturing, production, transport, washing and disposal. According to Oxfam, a six-time trip around the world (150,000 miles) creates 50 tonnes of carbon emissions - the same as a single minute on … [Read more...] about ‘Fast fashion’ is driving climate change: Two tonnes of clothes are purchased on the UK’s high streets every MINUTE – producing 50 tonnes of carbon emissions
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Melania Trump doesn't pack light — and she certainly doesn't pack cheap, either. The 49-year-old first lady accompanied her husband, President Donald Trump, on a short, four-day trip to Japan over Memorial Day weekend, and brought out the big guns — and the big credit card limits — when it came to her designer wardrobe. Over the course of the trip, Melania was photographed wearing six different outfits made up of $19,250 worth of clothing — and that doesn't even factor in the cost of her shoes, belts, and jewelry. Big spender! Melania Trump wore $20,000 worth of clothes in just four days during trip to Japan What budget? The 49-year-old arrived at Haneda International Airport in Tokyo on May 25 in a postcard-print dress by Calvin Klein that cost $3,900 — and accessorized with Christian Louboutin heels more videos 1 2 3 Watch video Former model who is now 85 relives past catwalk days on photoshoot Watch video … [Read more...] about That’s some clothing budget! Melania Trump wears a staggering $20,000 worth of clothes in just FOUR days during the first couple’s trip to Japan – and that doesn’t even include her accessories
HOME Bargains has slashed the price of its sell-out electric clothes dryer and shoppers already can’t wait to get their hands on it. The popular gadget sold out fast online after its initial release but now the discounter has knocked down its price from £35 to £17. That means shoppers who find one in stores will save £18 from its original price, or 51 per cent. The nifty dryer holds 10kg of washing and Home Bargains says it can dry light-weight clothes in 30 minutes.The discount was spotted by one bargain hunter who shared her find on the Extreme Couponing and Bargains UK Facebook group. Shopper Leanne Tait posted: "Home Bargains have these in sale. Plenty in stock." Her post has so far received almost 2,500 comments, so it looks like the airer won't be around for too long. One shopper said: "I want one."While another added: "I’m going for a look tomorrow, thanks." And someone else posted: "100 per cent need one! I’ll have to have a look in Eastleigh to … [Read more...] about Home Bargains has slashed the price of its electric clothes dryer from £35 to £17
A kind-hearted seven-year-old boy has offered his Disney trip savings as a reward for any information on missing Connecticut mother-of-five Jennifer Dulos. Riley Daigle, of Wethersfield, was moved when he heard about the five Dulos children awaiting for information on their 50-year-old mother who vanished without a trace on May 24. 'He said somebody must know something. Maybe we could take the savings - my savings account and take all the money out of my savings account and give it to somebody for information,' Riley's mother Danielle Daigle said to Fox61. She says she usually tries to keep Riley away from such dark news, but Riley responded with a surprising act of kindness. Riley, an aspiring police officer, has saved up $500 for a trip to Disney in August for his birthday, but is willing to give that up, if it'll help bring Dulos home or help her kids. Seven-year-old Riley Daigle, of Wethersfield, Connecticut (left) offered his Disney trip savings as a … [Read more...] about Kind-hearted boy, seven, offers his $500 Disney birthday trip savings to help with the search for missing Connecticut mom-of-five Jennifer Dulos – but her touched family declines his kind act
I want to buy a tiny patch of my next door neighbour's garden which is taking a chunk out of my garden space. How do I go about it? How do I know how much to offer? What legal advice will I need, and how do I check who officially owns it? Rachel (via email) Buying a tiny patch of land from your neighbour should be a straight-forward process The MailOnline's Myra Butterworth replies: 'Buying a small piece of land from your neighbour may seem initially like quite a straight-forward process, beginning and ending with offering a price. 'However, it is worth doing your research beforehand as there are a number of avenues that you may not have explored, which could - unnecessarily - trip you up.' RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next How much would you pay to live in a posh shed? Renovated tin... Tenants spend two thirds of their take-home pay on rent as... Would you live on a £1million luxury houseboat? Homes come... Bog standard 1960s terraced … [Read more...] about Property clinic: I want to buy a patch of my neighbour’s garden which is taking a chunk out of my land – how do I go about it and how much do I offer?