Africa: the fashion industry goes green!

Africa: the fashion industry goes green!

The world’s leading fashion brands are now imposing « organic » certification for their sourcing on the continent. This initiative aims to preserve plant and animal biodiversity. To meet global demand, African farmers must therefore resort to organic farming and favour natural compost over chemical fertilisers and pesticides. Fashion, an industry that destroys the environment  The fashion industry alone is responsible for 8-10% of global carbon dioxide emissions, more than international flights and shipping combined, according to data from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). These emissions are mainly related to the production of raw materials, the manufacture of textiles and the…

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