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Fossil Fashion

A report about the heavy consumption of fossil fuels by the fashion industry and its impact on the transition towards a circular economy.

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Changing Markets Foundation

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Fossil fashion
Fossil fashion
  • For Educators
  • For Students

Fossil Fashion

Theme

Type of Resource

Source

Changing Markets Foundation

Age Group

About this resource

This resource teaches us about the dependency of the fashion industry on fossil fuels. Oil is heavily consumed during the production of synthetic fibres. To give you a rough idea about the scale of use, more oil is consumed by the fashion industry annually, than the entirety of the country of Spain.

Why we recommend this resource

Fast fashion is everywhere and consuming it feels inescapable. This report helps us learn about how heavily the fashion industry depends on fossil fuels, and how as of current trends, it is only projected to increase in the coming years. The report is extremely relevant in today’s age of rampant overconsumption and provides necessary information for regular people to make better, informed purchases.

Goals met by this resource

Goal 8: Decent Work & Economic Growth
Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.
Goal 9: Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure
Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.
Goal 12: Responsible Consumption & Production
Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.
Goal 13: Climate Action
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.

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