The Luxury Sector Now Focusing on a Sustainable Future

“The hottest buzzword in luxury fashion right now is sustainability.

Trade associations, educational institutions, nonprofits, luxury groups and brands have all established programs aimed at making the industry more environmentally aware and respectful. There’s talk of creating an industry wide logo to identify clothing and accessories made in a sustainable way. Even the Obama administration has stepped into the arena by enlisting beauty and fashion companies to join the American Business Act on Climate Pledge, a program focusing on reducing industry’s carbon footprint…

The Centre for Sustainable Fashion, a research center for six colleges in London created in 2007, helps fashion and design students ponder questions, as its director, Dilys Williams, said: “What does a life well lived through fashion mean? Can we live well with nature? What could we imagine making better from the start rather than tweaking?”

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