The fashion industry is responsible for 10% of annual carbon emissions globally. According to the World Bank, that's more than all airline flights and maritime shipping combined. With the rise in fast fashion and trends that move at lightning speed, more and more of our clothing is ending up in landfills. Even the clothing we keep in our closets is being produced using manmade, unsustainable practices and resources. However, there are trailblazers at the forefront of this issue, innovating ways to use new technology and data analysis to ensure that clothing is being manufactured in the most sustainable way possible, from the seeds being planted to the end product in your wardrobe. 

As the Sustainability Manager for Mate the Label, an eco-conscious clothing company, Tyler Cobian has already made his mark as a young trailblazer in the field of sustainability. Cobian grew up in the city of Ventura in Southern California, right outside Los Padres National Forest. His love for nature and sustainability started early when his father, a product manager at the outerwear company Patagonia, would bring him to the Patagonia childcare center. With such a beginning, it's no wonder Cobian would end up finding his way back to the sustainable clothing industry.