Climate change : Fashion Revolution goes to COP28
The team behind the activist movement for more responsible fashion, Fashion Revolution, will be present at COP28 from December 4 to 12 to make its voice heard. The event will take place from November 30 to December 12 at the Expo City center in Dubai.
Fashion is one of the most polluting industries on the planet. The first Conference of the Parties (COP), part of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) – a text adopted at the 1992 Rio de Janeiro Earth Summit to combat global climate change – was held in 1995.
« Although warnings have multiplied, Fashion Revolution has come closer to climate collapse every year. Repeated warnings followed by calls for action and policies seem to be ringing hollow. ” says the movement’s Linkedin account.
« Two years ago, we attended COP26 in Glasgow for the first time. Over there, other participants told us they hoped fashion would one day become relevant. Yet fashion has always been a key sector when it comes to talking about the climate crisis. From decarbonization to fossil fashions, waste to living wages, fashion is linked to climate action far more than you might think.. »
At COP28, the global Fashion Revolution movement will be joined by Fashion Revolution UAE, Fashion Revolution India, Fashion Revolution Brazil and Fashion Revolution Pakistan to make its global voice heard and advocate systemic change.
About Fashion Revolution
Fashion Revolution is the world’s largest fashion activism movement. Trained designers, academics, writers, business leaders, policy makers, brands, retailers, marketers, producers, manufacturers and fashion enthusiasts.
Founded in 2014 by Carry Somers and Orsola de Castro, Fashion Revolution campaigns for a fashion industry that preserves and restores the environment and values People over growth and profit. ” We mobilize citizens, brands, policymakers and civil society through partnerships, research, education and advocacy.”
This grassroots movement is active in 75 countries, and 23 of them have become registered legal entities in their own countries with national offices.
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