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Our love of cheap clothing has a hidden cost – it’s time for a fashion revolution

Shoppers enter Macy's to kick off Black Friday sales in New York November 27, 2014.

Our love of fast, cheap fashion has a huge human and environmental cost Image: REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

Maxine Bédat
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People shop at The Grove mall in Los Angeles November 26, 2013. This year, Black Friday starts earlier than ever, with some retailers opening early on Thanksgiving evening. About 140 million people were expected to shop over the four-day weekend, according to the National Retail Federation.
Shoppers are starting to have enough of fast fashion Image: REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
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