Fashion Designers Are Avoiding the Landfill
They’re not wasting this opportunity. Clothing makers around the world are turning to upcycling and sustainable wear amid environmental concerns, OZY reports. The need is clear: A recent report found that the industry contributes a garbage truck’s worth of textiles in waste each second. By using recycled materials and rejecting fast-fashion designs, manufacturers could also save the global economy $160 billion each year.
Will the movement go mainstream? The percentage of fashion companies setting sustainability targets has increased from 34 percent in 2017 to 52 percent in 2018 — and even retail giant H&M boasts its own sustainability-focused line.