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How Can the UK Lead the Way in Sustainable Fashion?

COVID-19 has shone a light on the unsustainable and unethical nature of fashion fashion. Here the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Ethics and Sustainability in Fashion (APPG) outlines how the UK government, industries and citizens can support sustainable fashion.

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Creating a sustainable and ethical future for the fashion industry is an important but complex challenge for government, industry and the public. The All Party Parliamentary Group for Ethics and Sustainability in Fashion was created in February 2020 by Catherine West MP and Baroness Young of Hornsey OBE. The group builds on the important work done by previous APPGs and brings together experts and change-makers to explore ways in which government can support building of a more sustainable and ethical fashion industry, both globally and within the UK. The group is currently funded by Hubbub, an environmental charity who run creative campaigns that inspire sustainable ways of living. Hubbub have commissioned Fashion Roundtable to act as Secretariat to the group.
Creating a sustainable and ethical future for the fashion industry is an important but complex challenge for government, industry and the public. The All Party Parliamentary Group for Ethics and Sustainability in Fashion was created in February 2020 by Catherine West MP and Baroness Young of Hornsey OBE. The group builds on the important work done by previous APPGs and brings together experts and change-makers to explore ways in which government can support building of a more sustainable and ethical fashion industry, both globally and within the UK. The group is currently funded by Hubbub, an environmental charity who run creative campaigns that inspire sustainable ways of living. Hubbub have commissioned Fashion Roundtable to act as Secretariat to the group.
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  • For Students

How Can the UK Lead the Way in Sustainable Fashion?

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All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Ethics and Sustainability in Fashion

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About this resource

The fashion industry is at a turning point; companies and consumers are waking up to the unsustainability of fast fashion. COVID-19 demonstrated how rapidly industries can react to changing circumstances with some fashion brands shifting towards more sustainable systems – but more substantial change is needed. The APPG sets out some guidelines for the government, industries and citizens to embrace sustainable fashion.

Why we recommend this resource

This resource shines an encouraging light on the feasibility of making a more fair and sustainable fashion industry, as well as how companies and individuals are already doing so. The combination of urgency and hope makes this a crucial read as it illustrates the devastating impact of fast fashion without discouraging the audience. The practical guidelines are easy to follow, allowing a starting point for everyone to begin making changes.

Goals met by this resource

Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.
Goal 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.
Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production
Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.

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