GOING GREEN CAN DO GOOD
Turning green isn't always sickening! The fashion industry is getting greener every day, and that's a great thing. The industry is currently at the forefront of considering and combating climate change. This green turn portends big changes for consumers which will amount to a better, more sustainable, and greener future.
Today, it's easier to be a “green consumer” than ever before. Consumers who are living a green lifestyle have the lowest possible impact on the environment. So, making a “greener” choice could be considering the water and energy efficiency of a product or the impacts of it's packaging on the environment.
When you are a “green consumer,” you safeguard the environment with every purchasing decision. But it doesn't have to stop there! You can share your green ideas with your friends and family. Sharing the ways you learn about sustainability and green lifestyles helps others to follow in your footsteps.
GOING GREEN IS BACKED BY SCIENCE
Scientists believe that in the long-term it is essential to initiate discussions about the environmental impacts of products and to create incentives for innovative solutions for a greener world. The brilliant minds at the United Nations are also invested in the fashion industry and its role in curbing climate change.
In 2018, 38 representatives from the fashion industry met for two days in Bonn, Germany to talk about the future of fashion and our planet. From those meetings, it's clear that the fashion industry is willing to change; are you ready to follow their lead as a consumer?
The UN Climate Change Executive Secretary, Patricia Espinosa, mentioned that “change must come from all people, and all sectors of the business world, including the fashion sector.”
GREEN REALLY IS THE NEW BLACK!
The reality is that the fashion sector creates a lot of toxic emissions. This is a big deal because the kinds of emissions from textile production — like carbon dioxide — create greenhouse gases that create a kind of blanket around the Earth, warming it incrementally; this is the greenhouse effect. Estimates today indicate that about 5% of global greenhouse gas emissions come from the fashion sector.
Clearly, finding ways to be green matters. And it's not enough to simply find those ways, but you must follow through with your actions. The fashion industry is dedicated to finding and creating innovative ways to be green. You should stay aware as a consumer because green is the new black.