I was recently forwarded an article by Fast Company that reported how the top 47 fashion brands did not rank very well when it comes to carbon emissions. Even those brands who are working hard to become more sustainable, still had a significant carbon impact. The research, titled, Fossil-Free Fashion Scorecard, was conducted by Stand.Earth, an environmental advocacy organization and research group.
The report reveals, "the industry’s addiction to fossil fuels is at the core of its environmental sustainability problem... As one of the biggest drivers of climate pollution, fashion companies must move decisively to break their dependence on fossil fuels, spurring the rapid transition to renewable energy and fossil free fabrics we need to safeguard a livable future." Furthermore, the report calls for the fashion industry to "commit to using 100% renewable energy by 2030."
So what are consumers to do when even those brands who are trying to be more sustainable, just aren't doing enough? Eliminate (or drastically reduce) purchases made from newly manufactured textiles. There are so many options from thrifting to swapping to ReDesigning and ReDyeing!
Why not start by shopping for your new favorite clothes right in your own closet! We can help!