Published 10 November 2023

8 min read

As legislative change looms and circular initiatives become commonplace, fashion brands are quickly learning how to keep up with shifting consumer – and industry – expectations. We highlight the most exciting and impactful sustainability developments from the past six months.

Changing Systems

Building on Circularity

Next-Gen Materials

From proposed textile-waste bills to revamped catwalk presentations and a focus on luxury, the fashion industry is undergoing a wealth of top-down change, with an aim to set new sustainability standards across the board. Smart brands are anticipating these shifts by preparing for a sustainable future now.

From proposed textile-waste bills to revamped catwalk presentations and a focus on luxury, the fashion industry is undergoing a wealth of top-down change, with an aim to set new sustainability standards across the board. Smart brands are anticipating these shifts by preparing for a sustainable future now.

Summary

Changing Systems

From proposed textile-waste bills to revamped catwalk presentations and a focus on luxury, the fashion industry is undergoing a wealth of top-down change, with an aim to set new sustainability standards across the board. Smart brands are anticipating these shifts by preparing for a sustainable future now.

Building on Circularity

Fashion brands continue to explore the opportunity in sustainability’s four Rs – resale, rental, repair, and repurpose – in a bid to extend product life while also shouldering responsibility for textile waste and discarded merchandise. From high street to the luxury level, these in-house initiatives are quickly becoming commonplace.

Next-Gen Materials

Leather and denim remain huge areas of interest and innovation for brands searching for more sustainable material options. Elsewhere, carbon comes into focus, and the sea provides ample inspiration for new eco-friendly avenues.

Fashion Sustainability Round-Up: November 2023

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