Group which owns Kmart and Target has not signed up to initiative that would impose 4 cent levy on garments to fund research

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The federal government has called on one of Australia’s biggest retailers, Kmart Group, to support an industry-led textile recycling scheme, or risk regulation.

Spearheaded by the Australian Fashion Council (AFC), the Seamless initiative is designed to tackle clothing waste through a levy system to increase the number of garments being resold, repaired, reworn and recycled.

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