It is the 2030 agenda for sustainable development, they are a set of objectives that describe a future scenario for people and the planet welcomed by all member states of the United Nations in 2015. There are 17 global objectives that express an urgent call to the action of all countries that represents a shared plan for the peace and prosperity of people and the planet, now and in the future.
They recognize that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand in hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality and stimulate economic growth, all while addressing climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests.
Today the fashion industry includes the universe of footwear, accessories, clothing and textiles. It is an intensive labor industry that directly employs more than 60 million people and twice as many are indirect (120 million more). It is estimated that in China alone there are 80 million people involved and women are the ones that represent the overwhelming majority of workers and artisans of today’s clothing. This sector is responsible for at least 20% of wastewater emissions and 10% of carbon emissions.
This global industry apart from being one of the main contributors to air and water pollution, also carries a sad reality that is not visible in the eyes of many but that happens daily. It is a modern slavery where very low wages, forced labor, child slavery, payment in kind, obligation to work overtime without pay and often verbally or sexually abused, some in the form of a submerged economy in disguise, which turns out to be very well stipulated, persist. on the outside, but on the inside it is a sad chilling reality that does not allow the right to live in equality like many other mortals.
If we analyse the 2030 SDGS agenda in detail, we could say that most of the objectives are related in some way or another at some point in the production chain. We have 11 years ahead to move towards a sustainable culture conscious in thought and action that positively impacts our environment and that of others.
That said, what goals are related to a garment, to make a shirt that is needed? Try to unleash a product and think about how many processes and people what was in place today was intervened.
What are your goals? If you want to learn more about them, we leave the link here… https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/es/