The fashion industry is one of the most environmentally damaging in the world.
Aware of this concerning issue, designer Stella McCartney and the UN are working together to announce a charter for the fashion industry to focus on climate action. The purpose of the charter is to describe basic legal rights, principles and actions which bind the fashion industry.
The charter was announced by McCartney at Business of Fashion’s annual VOICES gathering on Thursday the 29th of November. Among the audience were 30 to 40 chief executives of international high fashion brands. Many of these brands are already on board with the charter details.
Included in the charter are 16 commitments that fashion companies can make to help lessen and ultimately eliminate environmental damage.
It will be launched in full on December 10 at COP 24 sustainability convention.
Stella McCartney announced her Cares Green initiative alongside the charter. This new charitable initiative will empower young people, professionals and businesses to embrace ethical practices. It also provides guidelines for ethical decision making by policymakers.
A lifelong vegetarian, the British designer is aiming to make a business case for why brands need to work to tackle climate change. With signs indicating that consumer attention is becoming increasingly focused on responsible consumption and protection of the environment, this is not a hard case to make.
Stella McCartney was awarded the Business of Fashion 2018 VOICES award for her positive impact on the fashion industry.
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