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The fashion industry gathered in Poland – taking strong action to reduce carbon footprint

A document with 16 points, should reduce the fashion industry's carbon footprint. H&M, Filippa K, Adidas and Stella McCartney and the research programme Lose Future Fashion are some of the actors behind the initiative that will be discussed at the climate summit in the Polish Katowice.

– the Industry needs to gather together to push through a change, " says Malin Viola Wennberg, communications manager for the Mistra Future Fashion.

Malin Viola Wennberg Photo: Mista Future Fashion

players to sign a pledge to support the Parisavtalets objective of limiting the global warming and working towards the fashion industry will be climate-neutral by 2050. Among the 16 paragraphs in the document UN Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action is to limit the carbon emissions by 30 per cent. Unless the industry makes a fast conversion industry is expected to account for 26% of the total emissions in the year 2050.

Sandra Roos, environmental scientist at the research institute the Rise, says that the use of fossil fuels is the point that is most important to prioritize.

"It must reduce through energy efficiency, better processes and by changing the fuel," she says.

Sandra Roos Photo: Chalmers university of technology

caused during last year close to a half tonnes of greenhouse gases per person. The total konsumtionsbaserade emissions are around 11 tonnes per person. It is about as much as 350 kilometers of driving. Almost 80 per cent of the climate impact caused when the clothes are produced. In addition to the emission of greenhouse gas means the production of textiles great pressure on the environment from the high use of fresh water during the manufacturing process and from the chemicals used during the dyeing of clothes.

" There has been talk of that the clothes should be washed in 30 degrees but it is the consumption that controls the effect on the climate, the clothes get. We buy more and more and the garments have a shorter lifespan, says

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