Systemic challenges of the textile industry

Large corporations dominating fashion business

Current consumption paradigm

Fast fashion as business model

Climate emissions


Externalities not taken into account

Unsustainable use of natural resources

Water scarcity

Mix fabrics

Synthetic fibres

Use of pesticides and chemicals

Dispose burn/landfill/dumping in developing countries

Production in cheap labor countries

Violation of human rights

Maximizing short-term profits

Fashion as identity

Poor traceability of clothing

Low recycling rate

Short usage time

Low quality

Impulsive shopping decisions

Cheap prices