The saying is said to mean that something is only present for a short time. The hare is one of the top 10 fastest animals in the world. Like the hare that was imported to Australia, many items of fashion are imported to our shores. Australian Fashion Council reveal that 1.42 billion items arrive in Australia each year (amounting to 373,000 tonnes). At the other end of the fashion cycle, roughly 260,000 tonnes (about 10kg per person) end in landfill.