Responsible Consumption and Production

Gucci Launches Sustainable Collection

The fashion industry produces 10% of carbon emissions.

Gucci has launched their first sustainable collection, ‘Off The Grid’.

The designer giant describes their new collection as “designed for those mindful of their environmental impact, Gucci Off The Grid uses recycled, organic, bio-based and sustainably sourced materials.”

The 37-piece collection is made from organic, recycled, or sustainably produced materials such as ECONYL.  ECONYL is an alternative to nylon made entirely from landfill or ocean waste, for example fabric scraps, plastics and recovered fishing nets.

£140 million worth of clothing is sent to landfill every year in the UK alone.  Some materials can take hundreds of years to fully biodegrade and release greenhouses gasses, such as methane, as the fabrics break down.

To learn more about the impact of the fashion industry on the environment you might like to read our resource page on Goal 12 – Responsible Consumption and Production!

Posted by Claire Edwards 1 July 2020

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