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Green is not in yet in the fashion industry: sustainability ...

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Green is not in yet in the fashion industry: sustainability report

Brands face pressure to show they are doing better on the environmental front, but they seem to be slacking

Reuters

Despite incremental improvement from some sector leaders, the fashion industry’s 30 largest listed companies risk falling short of social and environmental targets of the Paris climate agreement and UN Sustainable Development Goals, a report from The Business of Fashion shows.

“You’ve got some front runners making small steps of progress but fundamentally the big picture is that the industry is wildly underperforming,” Sarah Kent, chief sustainability correspondent of The Business of Fashion, said.

Fashion brands face increasing pressure from consumers and governments to show they are doing better on the environmental front, with heightened scrutiny from younger generations in particular...

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