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Glastonbury Headliners Are Donating Their Clothes To Charity

In a bid to shun fast fashion, celebrities such as Lewis Capaldi, Kylie Minogue and Billie Eilish have donated their festival wares to Oxfam.

Climate change and the environment was the theme of this year's festival.

Sheryl Crow, Lewis Capaldi and Billie Eilish are among several Glastonbury headliners to donate stage ensembles to Oxfam in support of a campaign against "throwaway fashion".

The artists – which also included Kylie Minogue and Bastille – gave some of their clothing to the charity during the festival in Somerset, with the aim of encouraging fans to buy second-hand fashion.

Oxfam used the festival to launch its Second-Hand September campaign, asking people to pledge to not buy any new clothes for one month.

"Every week, 11 million items of clothing end up in landfill," a spokesperson for Oxfam said. "Throwaway fashion is putting increasing pressure on our planet and its people. Keeping prices low means garment workers around the world tend not to be paid a living wage, making it impossible for them to work their way out of poverty."

Sheryl Crow, Capaldi and Eilish all donated T-shirts, while the Lumineers handed over a pair of wellies and Kylie passed on a visor. 

The Cure's frontman Robert Smith gave a Disintegration Era shirt, worn in 1989 and again at a Sydney Opera House gig earlier this year while singer-songwriter Gabrielle Aplin said she donated her "fabulous gold sparkly jumpsuit" as she wanted "someone else to feel as good in it as I did".

"I believe passionately in sustainability," she added. Chucking perfectly good clothes in a landfill really has to stop."

The artists' clothes will be available to win or buy on Oxfam's online shop until September.

Main image by @kylieminogue

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