Global movement Fashion Revolution has joined the United Nations Fashion Charter for Climate Action (UNFCCC) initiative as a signatory to the Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action.

Fashion Revolution says the move “signals the start of a greater global campaigning focus on educating the public about the devastating impact of the fashion industry on global warming” and what steps the industry can take to reduce its carbon footprint.

Carry Somers, Fashion Revolution co-founder and global operations director said: “Through collective action and bold leadership, we have the power to make this fast and drastic transformation. By signing the Charter, we have demonstrated our commitment to playing our part to ensure the fashion sector is on the path to a low-carbon future.”

Fashion Revolution Week 2019, which begins this week, will highlight how the future fashion industry must respect both people and planet with fair and decent work, environmental protection and gender equality. It aims to encourage people to recognise their own personal impact and value quality over quantity. Over 100 events will be held in more than 100 countries around the world as part of the week-long event, from catwalks and clothes swaps, to film screenings, panel discussions, creative stunts, open studios and workshops.

“Every time we buy, wear and dispose of clothes, we create an environmental footprint and an impact on the people who make them, most of whom are women. That’s why positive change is more urgent than ever if we are to tackle climate change and create a more equitable future for all,” Somers adds.

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