CALL FOR FEEDBACK: In our next magazine, Apparel Insider looking at the vast – and growing – number of sustainability-focused initiatives in the global apparel and textile sectors and asking the question: have we reached saturation point? The latest initiative to gain traction is the UN’s Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action which sounds positive but, in actual fact, organisations can join this simply by sending a letter to the Charter’s secretariat. This initiative joins the likes of the Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile, the German Partnership for Sustainable Textiles, the Ellen MacArthur’s Circular Fibres Initiative, Copenhagen Fashion Summit’s 2020 Circular Fashion System Commitment, the Swedish Textile Initiative for Climate Action, the 2025 Cotton Pledge … the list goes on … and on.
These are all in addition to the in-house initiatives of global brands, of which there are a great many.
Apparel Insider is seeking comment on this feature from brands, NGOs and other industry stakeholders. Perhaps you agree there are too many initiatives and feel they should be rationalised into a small number of programmes with clearly defined goals and targets. Or maybe you think the growing body of work in this area is a positive sign that brands are now acting on these important issues and – in the main – have good intentions.
We’d love to hear your views, either way, and you can email them at email@example.com or, alternatively, leave your comments on this post.