[ti:Clothing Designers Reusing Materials to Save Environment][by:shang05.com][00:00.00]更多听力请访问shang05.com[00:00.04]Clothing designers are turning to unusual plants and used materials[00:07.24]to make products that better use natural resources.[00:13.04]More people are paying closer attention to how the production of clothing affects the environment.[00:22.00]However, some experts say that the idea of "buy and throw away," still rules when it comes to clothes.[00:34.76]This is true -- although some famous people support a movement to reuse and recycle clothing.[00:45.28]Actress Maggie Q created a line of clothes from recycled fabrics.[00:53.76]She is among activists who believe more can be done to waste less.[01:02.08]She says she feels "sick" about "fast fashion"[01:07.72]-- low-cost clothes that can be worn once, then thrown away.[01:13.84]The British design team, Vin + Omi, looks for creative ways to make the industry more sustainable.[01:24.20]Their clothing is worn by former first lady Michelle Obama and singers Beyonce and Lady Gaga.[01:34.16]The team found latex from Malaysia.[01:38.84]But, when they discovered the conditions for the work there were bad, they bought the operation.[01:48.32]In their office in the English countryside, they grow unusual crops for cloth development.[01:56.40]These include chestnuts from trees and horseradish.[02:01.32]Their latest line of clothes includes ones made from nettle plants,[02:08.56]alpaca hair and recycled plastic from paint containers.[02:16.68]Another English designer, Zoe Corsellis,[02:20.60]keeps her carbon footprint low by manufacturing her clothes in London.[02:26.92]The cloth comes from the United Kingdom and Germany.[02:31.44]She makes the cloth from wood products, sea waste and something called "peace silk."[02:40.84]It is considered a better method for silk worms than the traditional silk production process.[02:50.52]Belgian designer Sebastiaan de Neubourg[02:54.40]is recycling plastic bottles, car parts and machines used in homes.[03:02.92]Plastic waste is collected and torn into small pieces for a 3D printer.[03:12.36]"Waste, I believe, is design failure," he said.[03:20.20]More famous people are also playing a part in the movement.[03:25.08]They are buying vintage - or old - clothes used by people long ago.[03:32.32]Others wear a set of clothes more than once.[03:36.88]Fee Gilfeather is a sustainability expert with the nonprofit group Oxfam.[03:47.04]She said there is hope that more will be done.[03:51.36]"The textile industry is getting close to working out how to do fiber-to-fiber recycling," she said.[04:02.96]Such recycling takes clothes that are no longer wanted or needed[04:09.24]and breaks them down into raw materials to make new clothing.[04:16.32]She said the industry needs to move faster, because carbon emissions[04:23.88]from the textile manufacturers are predicted to increase 60 percent by 2050.[04:34.44]Some fast-fashion industry leaders, including Zara and H&M stores,[04:41.76]have launched clothing take-back plans aimed at recycling old clothes.[04:49.32]But for now, recycling and a zero-waste goal is mostly a small part of the worldwide industry.[05:01.64]I'm Anne Ball.[05:03.60]更多听力请访问shang05.com