Eight years ago, the Paris Agreement set challenging yet critical goals to limit global temperature increase to 1.5°C, with a reduction of emissions by 45% by 2030 to reach net zero by 2050. Undoubtedly, net zero is a big challenge for the fashion and apparel industry.
Climate change is a real issue for the entire world. While large corporations will be required to make the biggest changes to the way they operate; you can still play your part in healing the world too.
Oxfam, global anti-poverty movement, is urging shoppers to buy clothes secondhand rather than brand new as its new research reveals emissions produced manufacturing jeans owned by UK adults is comparable to flying a plane around the globe 2,372 times or a petrol car travelling more than 21 billion miles.
Recently Love Island made the decision to dress contestants in second-hand clothes from eBay, and this is going to speak of a huge change in viewers’ shopping habits.
Thunes survey of ‘Zoomers’ in 13 countries spotlights how the world’s youngest and most digitally-adept consumers are forcing change to decades-old business practices.