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Business for Ocean Sustainability

FOCUS – FASHION INDUSTRY

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The fashion industry is a leading force of economic growth, but also a major cause of environmental pressures, including on the ocean.

The fashion industry is a leading force of economic growth, but also a major cause of environmental pressures, including on the ocean.


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
With respect to the marine environment, the fashion industry’s main pressures are on contaminants, marine litter and eutrophication

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

A collaborative effort along the value chain is fundamental to achieve sustainable transformation in the fashion industry

A collaborative effort along the value chain is fundamental to achieve sustainable transformation in the fashion industry

Examples

Examples

Next steps and beyond

Next steps and beyond