What Is Sustainable Fashion? And Why is it important?
There are many definitions describing “sustainability” in fashion. However, with a carbon footprint accounting for over 10% of the global greenhouse gas emissions, there’s no secret that the fashion industry needs to make some changes to help save the environment.
I did some research online and I found that, according to several fashion experts, one of the most acceptable definitions of sustainable fashion is: an industry built on social justice (safe working conditions, and fair wages), animal welfare, and ecological integrity.
Sustainable fashion is important because (and not only):
- Creates less waste
- Ensures fair wages and proper working conditions
- Reduces CO2 and other greenhouse gases emission
- Saves water
- Protects animals
I hope this information brought some clarity to the topic of sustainability in fashion. Next time, I will share with you some different types (or categories) of sustainable fashion.