It’s undeniable that fashion plays an integral role in people’s lifestyles and generates huge revenues and profits for the industry. On the other hand, did you know that the fashion industry also generates a tremendous amount of waste and increases more greenhouse gas emissions than international travel from both planes and ships? “Fashion waste” is a common and important issue that should not be neglected. Let’s follow up on some stories and solutions for this edition of the Circular Fashion Series which starts with an overview of Fast Fashion as a model for clothing that is more affordable yet fashionable under the “produce-wear-discard” cycle. This has prompted a backlash in terms of promoting excessive consumption and generating an increasing amount of waste that results in negative environmental impacts.
Source: World Economic Forum. Fashion has a huge waste problem. Here's how it can change.