Achieving net zero by 2050 could cost the textile industry an estimated US$1 trillion. Here, the president of the Apparel Impact Institute (AII) tells Ecotextile News why - and how - we must foot the bill.
Clothing has always represented our identities. Centuries and even millennia ago, clothes spoke to where we lived - whether in bitter cold or burning heat, with locally grown and cultivated fibres, and in the style of local weavers. Clothes signified our religious beliefs, our ethnic identities and our work. Our values were woven into what we wore.