Why all this talk of circularity on the red carpet this season? Well, we believe it is crucial. Right now, we are in the Anthropocene, a man-driven era of unprecedented change, where humans are overusing the Earth’s biocapacity, the regenerative ability of our planet’s ecosystems by over 50%. This is like living off 1.5 Earths! Just wow…
When it comes to apparel and textiles – there’s a shortfall in understanding. We don’t connect the clothing we all wear to farms, fields or forests or waterways but that is where it begins.
Ground this in the fact that in the last 15 years, clothing production and consumption has approximately doubled.
Manufacturing set to increase from 62 million tonnes in 2015 to 102 million tones in 2030, it could look like things will only get worse…unless we redesign systems and what is being made!
We were thrilled to be able to spotlight sustainable textiles this Oscars with @Tencel_Global and through our design contest as we believe textiles have a huge role to play in turning the tide. Sustainability requires hope, and we are always looking for it.