France is turning the tables on fast fashion. Renowned as the home of haute couture, the nation is working to reversing clothing waste by subsidizing garment repairs. Nestled on a quiet street in Bordeaux, seamstress Mireille Paumier works miracles on clothes destined for landfill, thanks to the government's new repair fund initiative. Financed by taxes on the fashion industry, the fund will underwrite repair costs, enabling citizens to give new lease of life to their worn-out clothes. While millions of clothing items end up in trash around the world, this revolutionary scheme encourages people to repair and reuse, curtailing buy-and-discard habits. The initiative not only boosts small businesses like Paumier's but also offers a viable solution for a greener world. As Paumier sums it up, "Because of my work, customers use their clothes longer."

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