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To: Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, George Eustice

Tax F.A.S.T. fashion

Tax F.A.S.T. fashion

Sustainable and ethical brand SO JUST SHOP is calling on government and regulators to adopt a 33% unethical practices ‘F.A.S.T.’ tax on the products of brands that cannot prove responsible practices within their supply chain.

Why is this important?

New research has uncovered the real cost of fast fashion - showing that a £4 t-shirt should cost over twice as much (almost £9) if fast fashion brands were held accountable for the true cost to people and planet of manufacturing their goods irresponsibly.

It is proposed this tax would be flagged to shoppers with clear ‘health warning’ labelling that explains why the item is taxed. This would make it easier for consumers to choose ethical and sustainable products, plus close the price gap between fast fashion and ethical products.

The F.A.S.T. tax would be levied on companies who cannot prove their supply chain doesn’t include:
· Forced or child labour
· A negative impact on local water supply
· Sub-living wages for workers
· Toxic chemical and non-green energy usage

Please help us ask the Government to make unethical companies pay for the damage they’re causing on planet and people by signing this petition.

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Updates

2021-07-11 21:55:15 +0100

500 signatures reached

2021-04-27 16:25:42 +0100

100 signatures reached

2021-04-22 20:51:15 +0100

50 signatures reached

2021-04-18 11:30:00 +0100

25 signatures reached

2021-04-16 16:55:13 +0100

10 signatures reached