Identifying practical examples of sustainability improvement initiatives in fashion, and spotlighting the power of process breakdown and primary data.
To begin to manage, and then mitigate, its impact on people and planet, fashion must first put in the work to understand and quantify the resources used in product creation.
Across the entire, multi-tier, fashion supply chain, brands and their partners are now required to substantiate sustainability initiatives with evidence. The first building block for that disclosure will be rearchitecting relationships to run on data rather than trust and intuition.
As the global mandate for verifiable sustainability grows, and enhanced scrutiny breaks through environmental and ethical commitments that aren't backed by data, fashion needs to recognise the importance of sustainability as a return on investment.