The fashion industry is the most demanding in the worldwhich has implied more demand for materials, more labor and more use of natural resources such as water.
Therefore, given the consequences that were beginning to develop more rapidly, in the 1980s and 1990s sustainable fashion began to gain momentum, thanks to companies such as Patagonia and ESPRIT, who incorporated the word ‘sustainability’ within their priorities, according to the portal HiSoUR Art Culture History.
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After this and over the years, sustainable fashion was taken up by United Nations agencies, to design the “Sustainable Development Goals through coordinated action in the fashion sector”, according to A Fashion Alliance.
At the moment, this fashion is known for making consumers aware of the purchase of garments that are made unconsciouslyin addition to the importance of supporting brands and designers who are increasingly betting on the creation of sustainable clothing.
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What are the objectives?
The portal Drewspecialized in generating business with companies, including those that attribute sustainability through the manufacture of garments, mentioned some of the objectives of Sustainable Fashion:
– Reduction in the use of natural resources when making garments.
– Bearing in mind that the textile industry has generated poor economic and labor conditions for years; Sustainable Fashion aims for them to provide their workers with decent conditions.
– Generate employability.
– Make sure that the garments are of good quality so that they can be used for a long time and are not discarded in the short term.
– Make garments using those that were already made and used.
– Reuse clothes that have already been used by other people.
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What are the consequences of wearing conventional garments?
Currently, being fashionable has been much more important than taking care of the environment, which has generated an increasing demand for this type of garment, which Most of them harm the sustainability of the environment with the excessive use of natural resources.
If you didn’t know, to make a garment 7,500 liters of water is required, just to make a shirt, in addition to using chemicals that generate a high level of contamination, according to the portal BBVAwhich bets on sustainability.
The United Nations Organization (UN) explains that “the fashion industry is responsible for 20% of the total waste of water globally, adding that the production of clothing and footwear produces 8% of greenhouse gases”, causing that “every second burying or burning an amount of textiles equivalent to a garbage truck”.
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