The talented fashion designer – Stella McCartney told the press that fashion industry is unfashionable and needs to be more green to save the planet. She mentioned that the fashion industry is one of the most harmful industries in the world and laws need to be in place to ensure the industry is more sustainable. Stella McCartney met with ten CEOs from the world’s biggest companies in Cornwall to discuss the climate crisis and how to ensure fashion is more green.
Stella McCartney says fashion industry is unfashionable
Here are some excerpts from Stella McCartney’s interview with Sky News –
“I don’t think they know that 150 million trees are cut down for viscose. Whereas I’ve managed to source a sustainable wood pulp in Sweden.
I have always known the fashion industry was doing more harm than good but I looked the other way for many years but no more. It is terrifying to read about the damage the industry is doing to the planet. Sustainable fashion is the way to go and if you are not sure how to go about it, start with buying less, and buying better.
“I don’t think people know anything about it. So for me to be there with these world leaders is really exciting, but also very terrifying because I’m desperate to get across some of the facts and realities of how unfashionable the fashion industry is.”
“I’m kind of here to encourage these world leaders to really look at laws, look at policy change, how to incentivise the young designers of tomorrow, the young fashion houses.”
I hope major changes are made in the fashion industry. Also, I hope sustainable fashion designers are not penalised with huge taxes for going green. It is a shame that anything sustainable is so expensive. It really should be the other way round.
What are your thoughts on sustainable fashion? Do you agree with Stella McCartney about the fashion industry being so unfashionable?