Farfetch, Mango, Balle and El Corte Ingles are among 24 companies in the fashion and textile industries that have joined the G7 Fashion Pact.
Started by French President Emmanuel Macron, the pact asks companies to commit to more environmentally friendly practises, and 32 companies including Adidas, Burberry, Chanel, H&M, Gap, Inditex (Zara, Bershka, Massimo Dutti), Nike, Nordstrom, Prada, Kering (Gucci, Saint Laurent, Balenciaga, Bottea Veneta, Alexander McQueen) Puma, PVH (Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger) Stella McCartney initially joined the pact when it launched in August during the G7 summit.
The first of its kind, the G7 Fashion Pact revolves around science-based targets regarding global warming, restoring biodiversity and preserving the oceans.
This equates to reducing emissions through sourcing more sustainable fabrics, reducing the use of polyester and not using fur.
The global pact commits all its signatories to work collectively, and each company had committed to share a preliminary report on the progress achieved by each of them by September 2020.
Here's hoping more fast fashion brands take note and start reconsidering their manufacturing practices before it's too late.