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  1. Carbon Offsetting Carbon offsetting is an internationally recognised method of removing carbon from the atmosphere. As concern grows for the amount of carbon being released into our atmosphere, it is our responsibility as individuals, households, businesses, investors etc to ensure we are combatting this issue. If not, we are on our way to further catastrophic disaster to our ecosystem. In simple terms, offsetting refers to the reduction of carbon in the atmosphere generated by an activity that either prevents the release of, reduces, or removes GHG (greenhouse gases) emissions
  2. Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Carbon capture is a process which helps to capture and store carbon dioxide before it reaches our atmosphere and causes negative consequences. The importance of using this process is to ensure we can keep the Earths temperature below 1.5 degrees. A goal which has been set in the Paris Agreement. If we do not keep below this, we could be at risk of irreversible changes to our planet. As you will see by the graph below, here is a outline of what emissions should look like over the next few decades by utilising techniques and technologies including the p
  3. The United Nations has formed the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The 17 sustainable development goals represent an urgent call for action by all countries - developed and developing - in a global partnership. The fashion Industry covers many of those 17 goals. SDG 1: No Poverty Workers are compelled to work extremely long hours in order to support themselves and their families. Employment conditions are rife, with temporary contracts, agency work and sub-contracting the norm. This reflects back to the Rana Plaza disaster when workers were left with minima
  4. Bangladesh, 2013 In 2013, disaster struck after an eight-storey building located in Bangladesh collapsed and killed over 1000 garment workers. Reports of cracks and erosion had been made only hours before however due to pressures of short production rates and the worry of losing their jobs or even abused, the workers were forced to continue to work. The disaster has brought worldwide attention in order to provide justice for the fallen and injured victims. It has also caused many to ask the question of how garment workers are treated and how factories are monitored. 1134
  5. Its potential to lead is crucial as the fashion industry links to many other industries around the world, unfortunately valuing profit over people and efficiency over care. Fashion causes vast consequences to our land, air and sea whilst also equating to various societal issues including poverty and forced labour; even as far as sexual abuse. Fashion can be extremely complex due to what ties it all together and that is the supply chain. Unfortunately, fashion supply chains lack a huge amount of transparency making it hard to trace back and pinpoint specific people, comp
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    Best-practice textiles for a positive and sustainable future in Fashion. Due to restrictions, this event will be held live. https://www.futurefabricsvirtualexpo.com
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