Breaking the Fashion Mold: The Textile Industry’s Path to Sustainability
Seventy-five per cent of all waste generated by the textile industry is disposed of in landfills globally, as per a report by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. The report adds that less than one per cent of all textiles are eventually recycled back into clothes. This highlights the unfashionable situation that the textile industry finds itself in.
Estimated to contribute around eight per cent to global emissions, the industry is key in helping the world achieve its climate goals. Thankfully, the interconnected nature of the industry is enabling cooperation that transcends national borders.