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ETICKÉ MÓDNÍ FÓRUM

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1.
FAST FASHION, CHEAP FASHION

Women’s clothing prices in the UK have fallen by a third in ten years.
(Mintel 2005)

While UK consumers spend on average £780 per capita on fashion, clothes are being produced to increasingly short lead in times and low costs. These low costs do not account the social and environmental costs of production.

2. POVERTY & WORKERS RIGHTS
The minimum wage for garment workers in Bangladesh..is now equivalent to £7.16 a month- two and half times less than its value of £18 in 1994 (The Ethical Trading Initiative)
Garment workers still face unfair and unsafe working conditions with few rights.

3. CULTURE AND SKILLS
Values led sourcing practices for fashion allow developing countries to tap into their traditions and culture, deliver finished products, and harness the power of national branding, rather than supply raw materials.
(www.tradeforum.org)

4. TOXIC PESTICIDES & CHEMICALS
Cotton uses 22.5% of the world’s insecticides and 10% of all pesticides, on 2.5% of agricultural land. Chlorpyrifos, used in West African cotton, causes brain and foetal damage, impotence and sterility. (Pesticide Action Network UK)

5. WATER
The Aral Sea has shrunk to just 15% of its former volume, largely through cotton farming (The Environmental Justice Foundation)
The fashion industry uses vast quantities of water during production
and dying stages.

6.ENERGY & WASTE
More than 1 million tonnes of textiles are thrown away every year in the UK (www.wasteonline.org.uk)
Transport and high energy and inefficient production processes mean that the energy cost of clothing is high.

7. OPPORTUNITIES
The fashion industry has changed the lives of thousands of people in some of the poorest parts of the world though providing jobs, sustainable incomes, skills and training. With equitable trade, fair wages and working conditions, the fashion industry has the potential to have an enormous impact in the reduction of poverty and hardship across the globe.

Socially and environmentally sustainable practices by fashion businesses are the key to the reduction of both poverty and environmental damage in fashion supply chains.


zdroj:_ethicalfashionforum

 
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