Last summer 2019 in the beautiful seaside town of Biarritz (France), the G7 leaders met with over 150 brands to sign the Fashion Pact introduced by French President Emmanuel Macron and managed by François Henri-Pinault, chair and CEO of luxury group Kering.
What is the Fashion Pact?
“The Fashion pact is a global coalition of companies in the fashion and textile industry (ready-to-wear, sport, lifestyle and luxury) including their suppliers and distributors, all committed to a common core of key environmental goals in three areas: stopping global warming, restoring biodiversity and protecting the oceans”
As of today, the Fast Fashion industry is responsible for 10% of the world’ carbon emissions and second largest consumer of the world’s water supply? Not to say it pollutes oceans with micro-plastics and the landfill with 85% of textile waste...
An important initiative, the Fashion Pact focuses on 3 main goals: reducing global warming with gas emissions, restoring biodiversity by protecting species, and preserving the oceans by reducing the use of plastic. By signing it, the 150 brands will have to implement major changes and investments.
Chanel, Armani, Hermes, Prada, Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, but also groups such as Inditex (Zara, Massimo Dutti, Bershka…), all agreed to work towards a more sustainable way to produce fashion goods. LVHM, sadly, was absent from the coalition…
Following the summit, some of the signing brands already started to adopt new rules such as Prada using only recycled nylon, Nordstrom creating a “Sustainable Style section” and Zara, using more organic and recycled fabrics.
The world’s third largest apparel company, Inditex also announced that by 2025, all its collections would be made using 100% sustainable fabrics in order to send zero waste to landfill.
We are excited about those upcoming changes and look forward to more ethical and sustainable brands!
In the meantime, we are proud to say all Galante Brands are sustainable!