3.3.6 Community engagement

Community engagement is a common strategy taken by many sustainable fashion pioneers. Some fashion brands establish organizations to proactively guide and accelerate their own sustainable development goals; some others work with a charity or ecological groups and donate funds for better socio-environment initiatives, and several of them even participate in Read more…

3.3.4 Replace

To achieve fashion arts with a sustainable focus, more and more brands seek alternative materials to replace traditional yet considered unsustainable ones and improved technologies to enhance the polluting processing. For example, Stella McCartney’s bio-synthetic materials replacing plastics, and Adidas’s waterless dyeing and bio-dyeing replacing the traditional chemical dyeing processes.

3.3.3 Reduce

To reduce the environmental impacts, manufacturers are recommended to increase use efficiency of resources such as water and energy, to improve technologies and processes for lower carbon footprints and gaseous emissions, and to reduce hazardous materials and processing. Clean production is the crucial target for the fashion industry.

3.3.2 Recycle

When the lifetime of a fashion product ends, recycling is the first choice for sustainability, while landfill and incineration should be the last choice due to their negative impact on the environment. Fashion brands have been urged to use more recyclable materials for product development and create effective methods to Read more…

3.3.1 Reuse

Prolonging the lifetime of each apparel product is the key approach to lower a product carbon footprint. Fashion designers can set circular consuming plans before each product is designed; the manufacturers should be dedicated to producing products in higher quality for a longer lifetime, and the retailers should encourage conscious Read more…