Last updated: 13 November 2018

LONDON FASHION WEEK 2016 is approaching with its 5-day showcase of the summer/spring collection. The event kicks off on September 16th and runs until September 20th. This is the big event for fashionistas, international buyers and celebrities, and not to forget the ones who are on the side of the controversies!

 

In the recent years, the fashion industry in general has brought with it a massive negative impact on the environment that many people may not be aware of. The term Fast Fashion was recently born to describe the trend of low-cost highly fashionable garments that are sold by giant brands which led to accelerated damage to the environment.

We at GreenMatch care about promoting sustainability and giving the good examples of that. The infographic we created here highlights the major negative impact of the fashion industry on the environment. Next, we describe the SCAP initiative that brought together giant brands, governments, and communities to change how the fashion industry operates and make it more sustainable.

Infographic about fast fashion as the second largest polluter in the world

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The Sustainable Clothing Action Plan (SCAP) was found in the UK on 2007.Led by Wrap (Waste & Resources Action Programme), over 300 organisations and leading brands including Nike, Adidas, and Marks & Spencer signed for the SCAP plan.

The SCAP has specific targets ( see plan 2020) that aim to reduce the emission of CO2 and water pollution that result from the production of garments , and to limit the level of waste to landfills.The plan also aims to increase public awareness about the importance of adopting a greener style of fashion and shopping, and considering the dangers of Fast Fashion.