Together with 25 partners across 15 countries, World Vision Ireland is part of Make Europe Sustainable for All, a three year EU-funded project that aims to raise awareness and promote action on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
This year’s campaign #WardrobeChange focuses on SDG12 and calls for radical transformation of the textile industry.
While the textile industry has lifted millions out of poverty and employs more than 300 million people along its value chain, it is also responsible for more than 1.2 billion tonnes of CO2, which is more than that of international flights and maritime shipping combined. In 2018 alone, Irish household bins contained 80,000 tonnes of textile waste. More than 73% of the produced clothes end up landfilled or incinerated, having a catastrophic impact on people and the planet.
Today’s production and consumption patterns are not sustainable and call for radical transformation because fashion should not cost the earth.
For more on #WardrobeChange and a series of podcasts “Wardrobe Change: Reimagining Fashion”, please click here