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UN Launches New Fashion Alliance to Limit Global Fiber Pollution

March 14, 2019, 7:31 PM

The United Nations has launched an alliance to monitor and encourage the fashion industry to reduce its climate footprint and water pollution.

The U.N. Alliance for Sustainable Fashion will have the mandate to assist the private sector and governments in creating an industry-wide push for action to develop less wasteful fashion and textile business models.

“More than $500 billion of value is lost every year due to clothing under-utilization and lack of the recycling benefits,” Joyce Msuya, acting executive director of the U.N. Environment Program, said March 14 as she launched the new body at the Fourth Session of ...