The fashion industry is one of the biggest polluters in the world, generating 8% of all greenhouse gasses annually, making it higher than all international flights and maritime shipping combined. The production of textiles and clothing is also accountable for 20% of all wastewater. Additionally, with the expected growth of textile production by 63% by 2030, and with less than 1% of the used material being recycled, the problem with the textile waste ending up in the landfills will only get worse.
Sustainability is becoming an increasingly important issue in the fashion and textile industry, as consumers and stakeholders are becoming more conscious of the environmental and social impact of their choices.
The need to address the production and consumption of textiles is now more urgent than ever before
Companies that prioritize sustainability in their operations and products can not only reduce their environmental impact but also improve their brand reputation and increase their profitability in the long run.
The upcoming European Textile & Fashion Sustainability Forum will put its focus on these key topics:
- What is the latest on the EU Strategy for Sustainable and Circular Textiles
- How are consumers’ habits and purchasing decisions changing the fashion industry?
- Establishing and operating due diligence procedures.in order to develop an efficient eco system
- Why are Transparency & Traceability essential for the textile industry?
- Accelerating the adoption of sustainable innovation in textile
- How to forge more collaboration in the industry in order to scale up?
- Emissions reduction through innovation
- Closing the loop on textile waste and tackling the problem of textile recycling
- How to avoid greenwashing when making a claim?