A lecturer on the BA (Hons) Fashion and BA (Hons) Textiles courses has told BBC Radio that AUB’s students will help change the fashion industry to reduce its impact on the environment

E-J Scott was invited to talk to Steve Harris on BBC Radio Solent’s Breakfast in Dorset programme following the news that tiny man-made fibres shed from our clothes during the washing process are now polluting our oceans.

In every domestic wash, as many as 700,000 of these “microfibres” can enter the water system with the worst offenders being polyester, acrylic and nylon.

E-J was asked onto the show to provide his view on how the next generation of designers will approach the way they make clothes to help lessen the environmental damage of the fashion world.

Talking about AUB students, he said: “They’re entering the industry with an awareness and an ambition that they want to change it – they have seen that it’s not sustainable long-term.

“So hopefully by the time they end their careers, we will be looking at a different way of not only producing, but a different way of consuming as well.