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Climate Positive Textiles & Clothing with MATEREVOLVE

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Climate Positive Textiles & Clothing with MATEREVOLVE

 

The price of fast fashion

Fashion is commonly quoted as the “second worst polluting industry” in the world with many facts highlighting the negative impacts to air, water, land, animal and human health.

Fast fashion has become more prevalent:

  • Clothing is produced on shorter time frames with new designs appearing every few weeks to satisfy demand for the latest trends

  • It is estimated that there are 20 new garments manufactured per person each year.

  • Consumers are buying 60% more than 2000

  • Garments are worn less and disposed of quicker

  • Increased consumption creates more waste in every form, from pollutants, to the depletion of our resources.

 
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With more emerging science and access to information than ever before, how can we build textile and clothing systems that support healthy living systems?

How can we incorporate new learnings from regenerative agriculture, science on the impacts of climate change on the ocean, integrate circular thinking, and innovate material systems fast enough to meet the climate imperative?

Rethinking the future: It is a profound challenge, at the end of an era of cheap oil and materials to rethink and redesign how we produce and consume; to reshape how we live and work, or even to imagine the jobs that will be needed for transition
— Ellen MacArthur
 

Gather with us & MATEREVOLVE

MATEREVOLVE is a women-led consulting firm aimed at creating transformational change in the textile and apparel industry. We work to build breakthrough sustainable product and a strong network of sustainability champions in multiple sectors with the overall goal of developing climate-positive clothing systems. By designing life-changing adventures, providing educational opportunities with leaders in science and fashion, and building an inspirational networking platform around sustainable textile systems, we hope to help the fashion industry become a powerful force for good.