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NEW YORK – New US research claims the global fashion industry will fall way short of climate targets unless it takes dramatic action to eliminate fossil fuels from Asian supply chains and phase out fossil fuel-based plastic fabrics like polyester.

The study presents clear evidence to show targets by brand-led initiatives such as the G7 Fashion Pact and UNFCCC Fashion Charter fall woefully short of the cuts global scientists say are needed in the next decade to avert climate disaster – namely a 55 per cent reduction as a planet in absolute terms.

Remarkably, the researchers have also uncovered major supply chain links from US fracked gas to polyester producers supplying the global apparel industry.

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