Lights and shadows of the fashion system

Why is it better to choose fair and sustainable fashion?

What is it hiding behind the glamorous world of fashion?

What is it hiding behind the glamorous world of fashion?

Why is it better to choose fair and sustainable fashion?

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Eco and fair fashion

Fair and sustainable fashion

Do you know that clothes not only can be beautiful, but also respectful towards the environment, natural resources, workers and also the health of consumers? Discover fair and sustainable fashion.

Fashion sustainable materials

Sustainable materials

Cotton, linen, hemp, wool, but also innovative materials like Tencel®, or fabrics made from orange and pineapple fibers: discover organic and sustainable materials, beautiful and safe to wear.

Certifications of eco and fair fashion

Sustainable fashion certifications

How to understand the symbols on the labels? Discover the list of the most important and widespread certifications, for an informed purchase... and always sustainable!

fast fashion

Fast fashion

Buy a dress, wear it a few times and then throw it away, because you paid it very little... The sale of clothing increases dramatically from year to year: find out why this is not a good news.

Pesticides and cotton

Intoxicated cotton

"Natural" cotton sounds good, but it is not always, almost never, synonymous with "good". The majority of cotton comes from a production that exploits workers, consumes a lot of water and pollutes.

Workers conditions fashion supply chain

Workers conditions inside factories

Who made our clothes? Today it is no longer possible to ignore the critical conditions of textile workers in the poorest Countries of the world: women, men and even children.

Hazardous chemicals in clothes

Hazardous chemicals of the fashion system

Did you know that often the clothes you wear are polluted by chemicals? This is not safe and moreover washing after washing, these hazardous chemicals are spread in the environment polluting it.

Fur farms

A cruel industry

A soft and warm fur coat... better leave it to its owner. The fur industry kills animals too often with cruel methods and pollutes air and water. Find out more.

Fashion and climate change

Coal-burning power plant, United Kingdom, ©Jason Hawkes

The fashion industry accounts for 8% of global emissions of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, contributing directly to climate change.

Polar bear in Norwegian Arctic waters, ©FloridaStock/Shutterstock.com

In fact, fashion is one of the most polluting industries in the world.

Dangerous level air pollution, Beijing, China, ©Feng Li/Getty Images

Collecting rain water, Ethiopia, ©Martchan/Shutterstock.com

The same creative and courageous commitment that the companies of the fashion system put into creating collections of great aesthetic value must also go towards the identification of innovative and effective solutions, capable of bringing a real change on the road to sustainability.

Dry lake, Pakistan, ©B.K. Bangash/AP

And we consumers, with our purchasing choices, have to push fashion on the path of sustainability, demanding respect for environment, resources and people.

Palm oil plantation, Indonesia, ©Yann Arthus Bertand

Mexico City, Mexico, ©Pablo Lopez Luz

Air pollution China

Dangerous level air pollution, Beijing, China, ©Feng Li/Getty Images

The fashion industry accounts for 8% of global emissions of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, contributing directly to climate change. In fact, fashion is one of the most polluting industries in the world.

Water shortage Ethiopia

Collecting rain water, Ethiopia, ©Martchan/Shutterstock.com

The same creative and courageous commitment that the companies of the fashion system put into creating collections of great aesthetic value must also go towards the identification of innovative and effective solutions, capable of bringing a real change on the road to sustainability.

Dry Lake Islamabad Pakistan

Dry lake, Pakistan, ©B.K. Bangash/AP

And we consumers, with our purchasing choices, have to push fashion on the path of sustainability, demanding respect for environment, resources and people.

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