The fashion industry is responsible for approximately 10% of all greenhouse gas emissions, with textile production alone estimated to release about 1.2 billion tons of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere every year.
In addition to this, massive amounts of water are necessary to produce the clothing we wear, which means the fashion industry is responsible for 20% of global wastewater.
Think of it this way; this is enough water to sustain the United States for almost 15 years.
According to the "One Green Step" report of Garnier, 73% of United Kingdom fashion consumers want to be more sustainable in 2021.
In the U.S.-based management consulting firm McKinsey & Company's 2022 State of Fashion report, consumers want to know where the materials are coming from, how the products are being made, and whether stakeholders are being treated fairly.
In response to this, companies are working on expanding their sustainable product lineup as well as increasing supply chain sustainability.
"Fast-fashion" has made the fashion industry one of the most polluting industries worldwide, just after oil and agriculture, and according to McKinsey, 60% of all clothing worldwide is trashed within only one-year post-production.
This reality is leading brands and companies all over the world to reconsider the environmental, social, and corporate governance targets.