Continue Reading... Frankfurt Fashion SDG Summit emphasises on fashion sustainability – Fibre2Fashion

Frankfurt Fashion SDG Summit emphasises on fashion sustainability – Fibre2Fashion

The recently held Frankfurt Fashion SDG Summit, that brought together leading industry stakeholders along with UN representatives and public officials, strongly focused on fashion sustainability. The conference was presented by the Conscious Fashion Campaign and realised by Messe Frankfurt, in co-operation with the United Nations Office for Partnerships.
Designers, politicians, scientists, and climate activists spoke with one voice for the urgently needed transformation of the fashion and textile industry. The textile and fashion industry is one of the world’s largest contributors to CO2 emissions and water pollution. Accordingly, there is great leverage when it comes to achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations’ Agenda 2030 in the fashion industry and creating a better world with measures to fight poverty, injustice and exploitation and halt climate change, according to a press release by Messe Frankfurt.
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Continue Reading... With the circular economy, we can avoid climate catastrophe

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