- climate change | green economy | sustainable economic growth strategy | water pollution | degradation of the environment | waste | European neighbourhood policy | waste management | waste recycling
- Live streaming available
To make a single cotton t-shirt, 2,700 litres of fresh water are required according to estimates, enough to meet one person’s drinking needs for 2.5 years (Source: European Parliament). Responsible for over 10% of global greenhouse gas emissions, the fashion and textile industry has yet to make its green revolution to minimise the negative environmental impact along the garment production cycle. As consumers, young people are the game changers to make this revolution happen by opting for sustainably and responsibly made clothing and apparel. The proposed event will showcase how young fashion designers and entrepreneurs from the Mediterranean area (within and outside the EU borders) are putting circularity, sustainability, resource-efficiency and recycling/upcycling principles at the core of the value chain, from design to production, to reduce the industry toll on the environment and make circular business model a success and an inspiration for others.
The webinar will feature inspiring speeches by young environmental activists/fashion designers on the need to improve the environmental footprint of the clothing/textile industry and showcase success stories of young fashion designers and entrepreneurs (from both sides of the Mediterranean) which are adopting sustainable, green and circular business models: from the choice of locally, naturally outsourced raw material to sustainable production, YES, it is possible to change the fashion industry.