April 28, 2023
WILLINGNESS TO UNDERSTAND
The fashion industry is one of the largest industries in the world, and it is also one of the most polluting and socially unjust. While the industry has made some progress towards sustainability in recent years, issues such as human rights abuses, gender inequality, and environmental degradation continue to be a major problem.
Environmental degradation is perhaps the most pressing issue facing the fashion industry today. The industry is responsible for a significant amount of pollution and waste, including the use of toxic chemicals in production and the disposal of vast amounts of clothing in landfills. The fashion industry is also a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions, as a result of its reliance on fossil fuels for transportation and energy. Gender inequality is also a major issue in the fashion industry. Women make up the majority of the industry's workforce, but they are often paid less than their male counterparts and are subject to harassment and discrimination.
In recent years, there has been a growing movement towards sustainability in the fashion industry and many companies have started to adopt more sustainable practices. However, progress has been slow, and many companies are still prioritising profits over people and the planet.
In order to truly address the issues of human rights abuses, gender inequality, and environmental degradation in the fashion and textiles industry, there needs to be a fundamental shift in the way the industry operates. This also require a commitment to transparency, accountability, and ethical business practices, BUT this also require a true willingness to understand and fight for this as a consumer!