150 top-of-the-line clothing brands have united to clean up the fashion industry
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Here’s some news from the G7 summit that’s actually worth talking about: this week. French President Emmanuel Macron; who hosted this year’s summit, debuted his new Fashion Pact, a set of shared objectives the fashion industry can work toward to reduce its environmental impact.
The Pact is noteworthy for many reasons. For starters, it’s a first-of-its-kind initiative that’s uniting the biggest names in fashion, many of whom are known, competitors.
Second of all, the Pact revolves around science-based targets in three areas: global warming (the objective is to achieve zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 in order to keep global warming below 1.5 degrees Celsius until 2100), restoring biodiversity (with a focus on restoring natural ecosystems and protecting species), and preserving the oceans (namely by reducing the use of single-use plastics).
For most of the signees, achieving the Pact’s goals will require major…
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