08/11/2019 – Neonyt — auf Deutsch lesen
„Because there is no planet B“
In 2020, the trade fair for sustainable fashion Neonyt will broach the very current topic of ‘air’ in the context of the climate crisis.
To produce apparel, we need resources. Water, raw materials, and energy – basic needs that are all finite. Neonyt, the global hub for fashion, sustainability and innovation, took a closer look at this issue, making the industry’s water consumption its guiding theme for 2019. In 2020, the trade fair for sustainable fashion will broach the very current topic of ‘air’ in the context of the climate crisis.
In our new series Spotlight on Resources, textile network will explore alongside Neonyt the various roles of air in the textiles and fashion industry.
Lovely clothing, but filthy air?
Recently, the WWF published a forecast which estimates that the consumption of clothing will rise from 62m tonnes in 2015 to 102m tonnes by 2030. Consuming less does not seem to be a significant trend in the global community. It is therefore even more important that the industry abolishes harmful practices and develops sustainable solutions. This requires an holistic view of existing problems. The production of clothing puts a lot of pressure on humanity and the environment, not only because of its high consumption of water: according to the WWF, the textiles and apparel industries are also responsible for 1.7bn tonnes of CO2 emissions annually – this is more than a year’s international flights and boat trips put together.
From 14 to 16 January 2020, Neonyt will – among other things – be looking at the carbon footprint of the fashion industry. From best practice labels to industry-relevant discussions about fashion and sustainability, the guiding theme ‘air’ will provide experts with new insights into an up-and-coming industry. Topics will range from carbon footprint to digital revolution and new manufacturing processes. Find out more in our printed issue textile network 11-12/2019.