The apparel industry has a big impact on the environment, consuming water, contributing to pollution and so much more. In fact, McKinsey research shows that the apparel sector was responsible for some 2.1 billion metric tons of greenhouse-gas emissions in 2018, about 4% of the global total.
With the U.S. setting a target to achieve a 50% to 52% reduction in greenhouse gas pollution from 2005 to 2030, it’s fair to say there needs to be a monumental shift in the way American fashion businesses source, manufacture and sell goods. If they want to keep pace with worldwide benchmarks and meet the expectations of increasingly eco-conscious consumers, change must happen.
Is your business equipped for this new eco age?
Read on to discover crucial information about the carbon footprint of fashion businesses, a key CSR pillar influencing the industry right now.