NOVEMBER 17 - 18
SPOTLIGHTING FASHION INDUSTRY'S ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT
Sustainable fashion trends continue to focus on reducing the fashion industry’s environmental impact. This includes using eco-friendly materials, such as organic cotton, hemp, and bamboo, and implementing sustainable production practices using less water and energy. Increased focus on circular fashion, which involves designing clothes to be reused, recycled, or repurposed. Use of upcycled materials, which involves repurposing existing materials to create new clothing.
Eco-Conference 2023 Focus
SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTION PRACTICES
The use of less water and energy in the production of clothing is becoming increasingly important. Brands are implementing sustainable production practices such as using low-impact dyes, recycling water and reducing carbon emissions. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the textile industry is responsible for more than 8% of global greenhouse gas emissions.
This involves designing clothes to be reused, recycled, or repurposed. Brands to explore ways to make clothes more durable so that they can be worn for longer.
Repurposing existing materials to create new clothing is becoming more popular. Brands to alternatively use a variety of upcycled materials, such as vintage textiles, to create new clothing.
TRANSPARENCY AND ETHICAL MANUFACTURING
Brands are responsible for being more transparent about their supply chains and implementing ethical manufacturing practices. Sustainable fashion is not just a trend, it’s a crucial step in addressing the environmental and social impact of the fashion industry. Consumers are increasingly looking for sustainable options, and brands are responding by incorporating sustainable practices throughout the entire lifecycle of their products.