Civil Asociation Hecho x Nosotros:
The side event will focus on how the fashion industry can be a powerful driver to accelerate action to achieve the SDGS, discussing around SDG 12 on the promotion of new environmentally and people friendly models, bringing fair and transparent practices for all the actors across the value chain, as a powerful driver for inclusive development and to achieve the SDGs.
Fashion and apparel, a $2.5 trillion global industry, involves the entire gamut of society and generates enormous environmental impact: it is responsible for 10% of global carbon emissions and it is the second user of water worldwide and waste producer worldwide. Even though it provides the second source of employment in the world, it is also accountable for modern day slavery, often allowing low wages and poor working conditions, and affected by a strong gender discrimination, with the women representing 80% of the total employees across the supply chain.
That is why it is essential to include the fashion and apparel industry as a key growth area in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to advance in the SDGs.