According to the latest figures released by the UN Climate Change,the fashion industry contributes to about 10 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions – due to its long supply chains and energy-intensive production – and consumes more energy than the aviation and shipping industry combined.

Key Facts and Figures

The fashion industry can contribute significantly to achieving the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Beyond environmental impact, the fashion industry is closely linked to labour, gender and poverty issues. One in six people in the world works in a fashion-related job, and 80 per cent of the labour force throughout the supply chain are women.