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MANILA, Philippines – Fashion has long had a tumultuous relationship with sustainability.
Throughout the years, environmental advocates have called for transparency from the industry, decrying fast fashion as a source of not just billions of square meters of textile waste, but exploitation and consumerism.
[READ: Slowing down on fast fashion]
Millions of advocates all over the world have called on world leaders to combat climate change, and it seems like fashion leaders have taken heed as well. Last month’s Spring/Summer 2020 fashion runways showed that sustainability is definitely on the designers’ minds.
Environmental responsibility has always been part of Stella McCartney’s branding, and this year was no different, with pieces made from environmentally friendly materials such as organic cotton, recycled polyester, and regenerated cashmere.
Gucci took steps to ensure that their show would leave no carbon footprint.Recycled wood was reportedly used for set construction. Carbon emissions from transportation will also be offset by other sustainability projects.
At Dior, trees shared the spotlight with the collection itself. The catwalk was a literal woodland, with each tree to be planted as part of conservation projects in Paris. The show also followed a zero-waste policy.
Interested in adopting a more sustainable wardrobe? Whether you’re looking for dressy or casual options, cheaper – but no less sustainable – brands are at your disposal.
Ready to do your part in the battle against climate change? – Rappler.com