Description/achievement of initiative
Being Fashion, the second largest polluting industry in the world, it is of high relevance to integrate the aims of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals into this industry.
The aim of the commitment, is to tackle the environmental and social issues related to fashion production and consumption: Implementation of sustainable design strategies, promoting the use of sustainable technologies and appropriate resource management throughout the textile supply chain, proposing new business models and engaging with consumers for better consumption habits.
SDGs for better fashion, will engage with:
1. Students: Providing knowledge about the SDGs and the relation to fashion to Fashion design-related students from universities, since they will be the front force of the market in the next years.
2. Companies: Lectures in industry events and conferences and through tailor-made workshops and individual advisory to help fashion and textile companies align their sustainable initiatives and reporting to the aims of the SDGs.
3. Consumers: Engaging with consumers is crucial to the realization of sustainable initiatives. Consumers will be engaged through lectures and exhibitions open for the public.
Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer
Capacity Building will be done IN PERSON, trough lectures and workshops; as well as with public exhibitions.
Coordination mechanisms/governance structure
The initiative "SDGs for Better Fashion" will be coordinated by Mutual adjustment; where the members of the staff will conduct the activities interdependently and communicate with each other of the progress.