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Fish skin used to make fashion environmentally friendly

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Sustainable fashion show in Berlin
Sustainable fashion show in Berlin REUTERS/Annegret Hilse

The fashion industry is the second largest polluting industry in the world.Pesticides and insecticides used on crops grown for fabrics together with the chemicals used in the production of fabrics cause enormous damage to the environment.In the drive towards a cleaner environment, some fashion designers are now going into the sustainable use of natural materials sourced from seas, oceans and lakes.One of the most popular natural materials being used in the Fashion Industry is fish skin.Sam Olukoya has been looking at the environmentally friendly face of the Fashion Industry which some call Blue Fashion.

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