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Fashion industry commits against climate change in historic step

Written by FDM

Several major players of the global fashion and luxury industry have approved the “Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action” to combat global warming on Monday, December 10 in Katowice, Poland.

It is a big step towards a more eco-responsible fashion. Presented at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP24), the charter aims to reduce the climate footprint of the entire climate chain.

Thus more than 43 companies and emblematic houses including Adidas, Burberry, H&M group, Spirit, Guess, the luxury group Kering (Gucci, Saint Laurent, Balenciaga) or the group Inditex (holding Zara, Massimo Dutti, Oysho, Uterqüe .. .) and Stella McCartney are henceforth committed to implementing or supporting the 16 principles and objectives validated by the WWF NGO, which includes the charter, along with industry entities such as the China National Council of Textiles and Clothing, the Outdoor Industry Association and the Textile Exchange, as well as the global logistics company, Maersk.

Supported by a range of organizations and NGOs, signing this charter represents a historic step that demonstrates the awareness of fashion professionals in the climate equation. Conducted under the auspices of UN Climate Change, it aims to bring the entire value chain to bear on climate change. The charter echoes the ambitions of the Paris Agreement, and aims to achieve zero net emissions for the fashion industry by 2050.

The fashion industry includes, in particular, the textile, clothing, leather and footwear industries, from the production of raw materials to the manufacture of clothing, accessories and footwear, as well as distribution and supply chains.