1 McKinsey & Company, BOF (2020), The State of Fashion 2020 Coronavirus Update 2 Ellen MacArthur Foundation (2017), A new textiles economy: Redesigning fashion’s future 3 For example, according to the United Nations and the EllenMacArthur Foundation it is the second most polluting industry after the oil industry
4 The questionnaire was completed by 56 experts in different natural science areas (e.g. marine ecologists, environmental scientists, biologists, etc.) from leading international universities and research centers in Europe, North and South America and Australia.
With respect to the marine environment, the fashion industry’s main pressures are on contaminants, marine litter and eutrophication