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WWF issued a global open letter calling on the textile and fashion industry to continue working together to promote sustainable development despite the pandemic

In 2020, the operation and supply chain of the fashion, garment and textile industry faced unprecedented challenges caused by the pandemic. The fashion, garment and textile industry has a huge impact on the earth's environment. It is one of the most polluting industries in the world. In general, removing overcapacity and the survival of the fittest is inevitable, and the epidemic has intensified this process.
WWF issued a global open letter calling on the textile and fashion industry to continue working together to promote sustainable development despite the pandemic

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The development of the industry in the future will undoubtedly take high quality, environment-friendliness, health and safety as the trend, and enterprises with high pollution and high environmental risks will be phased out. Only by facing the challenges, taking green transition as the driving force and sustainable development as the strategy, can enterprises really get out of the predicament, move towards industrial recovery and realize efficient, multidimensional and coordinated development. On 26 August 2020, during the World Water Week 2020, WWF, together with 14 world-famous companies, brands and organizations, issued an open letter calling on the fashion and textile industry to continue to support and promote sustainable development despite the pandemic.

Regardless of the impact of the epidemic, the fashion, clothing, and textile industries themselves have also had a huge impact on the global environment. It is one of the most polluting industries in the world. According to 2015 data, the industry consumed 79 billion cubic meters of water, emitted 1.715 billion tons of carbon dioxide, and produced 92 million tons of waste. If the status quo is not changed, these figures are expected to increase by at least 50% by 2030. As the global demand for textile supplies increases year by year, the fashion, clothing and textile industries will put further pressure on the global environment.

In addition, on the whole, with excess textile production capacity, the survival of the fittest in the industry is inevitable, and the epidemic has intensified this process. The development of the industry in the future will undoubtedly follow the trend of high quality, environmental friendliness, health and safety, and enterprises with high pollution and high environmental risks will be gradually eliminated.

Improving the overall sustainability of the industry is urgent. Only by facing up to the challenge, taking green transformation as the driving force and sustainable development as the strategy, can enterprises truly get out of the predicament, move towards industry recovery, and achieve efficient, multidimensional and coordinated development.

At present, governments of various countries are considering adopting stimulus plans to revive the economy, and the textile industry is gradually recovering. We think this is a good time to accelerate the green transformation and upgrade the textile industry in a more sustainable way-let the epidemic, the "black swan" Become a catalyst for the textile industry to enter a new era of sustainable development.

Source: https://new.qq.com/omn/20200902/20200902A06O2X00.html

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