A world leading brand of luxurious apparel and accessories, Kering teams up with London’s College of Fashion, the United Kingdom in hopes of launching a sustainability course. This course will help promote and educate students who are interested in understanding the sustainable and luxury side of fashion. It will become the world’s first online program in fashion and sustainability accessible to all.
The reason why this issue is addressed is that many people are not aware of the challenges the fashion industry faces with sustainable aspects of the picture. Almost all of the clothes we wear are man-made materials, meaning they are produced artificially by us, not naturally. This is a major problem because it takes a lot of time just to produce clothes, such as a single pair of jeans or t-shirt in an unhealthy matter that affects the environment as well as our planet.
According to Kering’s sustainability experts, “Every stage in a garment’s life threatens the planet and its resources. It can take more than 20,000 liters of water to produce 1kg of cotton, equivalent to a single t-shirt and pair of jeans, according to the World Wide Fund for Nature.”
The effort of making garments is insanely the worst part of the process due to unnecessary actions involved. Sweaters, long-sleeves, dresses, and many others go through a myriad of stages before the material is “perfectly” finished or ready to wear. “Up to 8,000 different chemicals are used to turn raw materials into clothes, including a range of dyeing and finishing processes,” states Kering’s sustainability experts. The issue still rises with most people who don’t know about the subject and aren’t informed with the knowledge that‘s not taught in school or anywhere else. The lack of knowledge is what keeps people to continue down this road.
Luckily, as being the world’s first humanitarian luxury magazine, we want to connect with people who have the same approach alongside us to help promote and support the luxurious, cruelty-free, sustainable, and eco-friendly brand of fashion. With this online program at hand, it not only offers students everywhere but people from all walks of life to have access in gaining insight about challenges the fashion industry endures. Sustainability is one of many important subjects to learn because it will help everyone to live in a healthy environment and make a meaningful impact towards the world.