Summer 2020 Campaign

 

Circular fashion and the UN SDGs

A campaign designed by Poppy Smith in collaboration with CEW

This campaign introduces the United Nations sustainable development goals (SDGs) framework. The purpose is to highlight how the fashion industry can use the framework to reverse current industry practices that are harmful to the environment and people. A series of resources have been designed by Lynn Wilson and Poppy Smith that will shed light on this relationship and explain what we can do as consumers to help achieve the goals and simultaneously create a sustainable, circular fashion economy.

NO POVERTY

UN SDG1 is closely linked to the fashion industry due to the ways in which consumers deal with their garments once they are at ‘the end of their life’ and the wages fashion companies pay their employees.

GENDER EQUALITY

Coming soon! 

CLEAN WATER AND SANITATION

UN SDG6 is closely linked to the fashion industry because of the vast quantity of clean water used within the production lines of garments as well as the environmental impact the construction of these garments can produce.

AFFORDABLE AND CLEAN ENERGY

UNSDG 7 (with particular focus on ‘clean energy’) is closely linked to the fashion industry because Fibre production, spinning, weaving, dyeing as well as clothing manufacturing all consume high levels of energy. You may find it surprising to hear that in today’s society, textile production is the world’s second most polluting industry.

DECENT WORK AND ECONOMIC GROWTH

Coming soon!

INDUSTRY, INNOVATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE

Coming soon! 

SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND COMMUNITIES

UNSDG11 is closely linked to the fashion industry due to the ways in which people residing in communities and cities can exchange, donate or sell their clothes as well as the eco-friendly systems one can use to recycle clothing no longer wanted within these areas.

RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTION

Coming soon!

CLIMATE ACTION

UNSDG 13 is closely linked to the fashion industry due to the various ways the textile Industry can negatively impact our planet’s atmosphere.

LIFE BELOW WATER

UNSDG 14 is closely linked to the fashion industry due to the various ways the textile industry can negatively impact our planet’s aquatic life. Additionally, the ocean provides a material that could enhance the sustainability of fashion.

LIFE ON LAND

UNSDG 15 is closely linked to the fashion industry due to the variety of ways we use the Earth’s to produce garments and the environmental impact this has.

PARTNERSHIPS FOR THE GOAL

Coming soon!

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