2018 counts a year of big, practical strides for fashion towards a more sustainable future. Just this past December, luxury fashion and lifestyle conglomerate Kering, owner of brands such as Gucci, Alexander Mcqueen and Balenciaga, announced the launch of the ‘Sustainable Innovation Award’—a new fashion prize in China which will award mentorship and networking opportunities to innovative startups and technologies in Greater China that are offering a positive environmental and social impact by focusing on raw materials, green supply chain concepts and the circular economy.
This past month also saw 43 fashion businesses, including Burberry, H&M, Stella McCartney and Hugo Boss, commit to fighting climate change with the signing of a new ‘Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action’, a UN Climate Change initiative, with the goal for the industry to achieve net zero emissions by the year 2050. Read the full summary here.
2018 has been great, and here is to doing more in 2019!
Source: Singapore Tatler