The Low Down On The UN Charter For Sustainable Fashion
This week, Stella McCartney announced that she will launch a United Nations fashion industry charter for climate action in December in a bid to get more designers to think about climate change.
As part of the charter, fashion brands will be called together to create affordable low-carbon production methods to reduce the impact that the fashion industry currently has on the environment (it is the second biggest polluter after fossil fuels).
Although, it hasn’t yet been revealed which brands have signed up to the charter it is claimed that many fashion brands are committed to making a change for the better.
Not only is this promising for sustainable fashion but the fact that it is spearheaded by notable fashion designer demonstrates how serious the fashion industry is becoming about mitigating their negative environmental and social impacts.
This isn’t the first time that Stella McCartney has made the headlines in calling for a greener fashion industry either. In 2017, she teamed up with a biotech company, Bolt Threads, to create a yeast-based vegan silk and also worked with Parley for the Oceans to use recycled ocean debris in her designs.