Results From First Study on Global Environmental Impacts of Apparel and Footwear Industries

Results From First Study on Global Environmental Impacts of Apparel and Footwear Industries

ClimateWorks Foundation and  Quantis – a group of environmental sustainability experts and consultants – just released results of their study on global fashion industries.

The report, “Measuring Fashion: Insights from the Environmental Impact of the Global Apparel and Footwear Industries,” is the first of its kind to assess the environmental impacts – including water footprints – of the global apparel and footwear industries.  It examined value chains across seven stages, from fiber production/material extraction to end-of-life, and includes five environmental indicators: climate change; resources; freshwater withdrawal; ecosystem quality; and human health.
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