How often do buy a new piece of clothing? Once a year? Once a month? Or maybe once a week? What people often not realise, is that the fashion industry is the second largest polluting industry, accounting for approximately ten percent of the planet’s carbon emissions. When working towards a net-zero society, this topic is sadly underexposed, but crucial for reaching our goals. 

  • Get to know the impact of the fashion industry 
  • Find out what you can do to reduce emissions 
  • Learn the complexity of the problem of fast fashion 

 

Despite the growing popularity of sustainable brands and second-hand shopping, the fashion industry continues to grow. It might be hard to keep wearing our clothes when we are faced with a continuous supply of seasonal-changing fashion. Awareness is the first step! Join today and learn about the fast fashion value chain, from production to consumption, focusing on water use, chemical pollution, CO2 emissions and textile waste. 

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  • 15:00 - 16:00 (CEST)
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Kirsi Niinimäki

Associate Professor in Design, especially in Fashion research in the Department of Design at Aalto University