Fast fashion may be more damaging to the environment than air traffic. The Explorer has interviewed three actors on the Norwegian fashion scene, and they concur: Sustainability in an imperative.
According to the UN and Quantis, the clothing industry emits more greenhouse gases than all the world’s planes and ships. And 80 per cent of emissions stem from producing the clothes.
On top of the climate impact, clothes production leads to depletion of water resources and local microfibre pollution.
To combat these effects, parts of the fashion industry are rethinking many of the ways in which they operate.
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