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Fashion Revolution Day – who made your clothes?

Peter Melchett: The global fashion industry is worth over an estimated $2.5 trillion. Textiles, clothing and footwear employ more than 60 million people worldwide, meaning that 1% of the world's population is employed by the fashion and textiles sector. And fashion is one of the most polluting industries in the world, second only to oil in terms of its environmental impact – 25% of chemicals produced worldwide are used for textiles, with the industry the number two polluter of clean water after agriculture. Now the fashion industry is coming together to highlight the problems in the fashion supply chain, from exploitation to pollution. The first Fashion Revolution Day (FRD) on the 24th April 2014 will see a series of global events and initiatives, organised by designers, fashion labels, retailers and journalists, aimed at making change happen.

23 April 2014 | 0 Comments | Recommended by 0

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