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The fashion industry is struggling to understand the scale of its #environmental challenges and how to solve them. It starts with education. This new way of thinking is reflected in a broader shift rippling through fashion academia, as educators and students grapple with mounting concerns over the industry s impact on society and the planet. 
 
Fashion is one of the most #polluting industries in the world and has relied for years on exporting labour to countries with little care for workers  rights. The industry is based on excessive consumption of items made from plastics or resource-intensive natural fibres like cotton and contributes millions of tons a year to landfills globally. Those issues have hovered below the radar for decades, only rarely bursting into mainstream consciousness as a result of major scandals. But that s changed over the last few years, following catastrophes like the fatal #RanaPlaza factory collapse in Bangladesh, and rising consumer consciousness about fashion s environmental impact. 
 
Many brands are trying hard to tackle these issues, taking steps to understand their supply chains, investing in start-ups and releasing products that use less water or avoid single-use plastic. But, training the next generation to start looking for solutions from the start is another front in the battle to fix systemic industry challenges and incorporating these concerns into fashion design, marketing and business curriculums will be a new challenge for many schools. Read the full story at businessoffashion.com [Link in bio]
The fashion industry is struggling to understand the scale of its #environmental challenges and how to solve them. It starts with education. This new way of thinking is reflected in a broader shift rippling through fashion academia, as educators and students grapple with mounting concerns over the industry s impact on society and the planet. Fashion is one of the most #polluting industries in the world and has relied for years on exporting labour to countries with little care for workers rights. The industry is based on excessive consumption of items made from plastics or resource-intensive natural fibres like cotton and contributes millions of tons a year to landfills globally. Those issues have hovered below the radar for decades, only rarely bursting into mainstream consciousness as a result of major scandals. But that s changed over the last few years, following catastrophes like the fatal #RanaPlaza factory collapse in Bangladesh, and rising consumer consciousness about fashion s environmental impact. Many brands are trying hard to tackle these issues, taking steps to understand their supply chains, investing in start-ups and releasing products that use less water or avoid single-use plastic. But, training the next generation to start looking for solutions from the start is another front in the battle to fix systemic industry challenges and incorporating these concerns into fashion design, marketing and business curriculums will be a new challenge for many schools. Read the full story at businessoffashion.com [Link in bio]

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