The Future of Sustainable Fabrics and Clothing
"If current trends continue, by 2030 we will need a 2nd planet Earth in order to satisfy our demands for energy, commodities and water and absorb our emissions. De-linking rising prosperity from resource consumption growth is key to economic prosperity for companies and countries alike. "
It has been calculated that by 2030, 30% of the world's demand for resources could be met through improving resource efficiency, including in the fashion and textiles industry. By extending product-life, a product's increased lifespan would also reduce depletion of natural resources and consequently waste.
Charlotte Turner is a Researcher & Consultant of Sustainable Fashion and Textiles, and Project Manager of Future Fabrics Expo at The Sustainable Angle.