Just Style – Where next for sustainability in fashion?

But a lot has changed since then. In 2010, the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) was formed, Greenpeace’s Detox campaign to eliminate the discharge of hazardous chemicals from supply chains by 2020 was set out in 2011, and the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh killed more than 1,100 garment workers.

As a result, Mowbray said, there have been five key developments in terms of environmental issues since 2007: a drive towards greater product transparency; improved chemicals management and technical innovation; the potential for new closed loop production models to reduce waste; corporate social responsibility (CSR) pushed to the top of the agenda; and increased pressure on the industry through environmental legislation.



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