11/11/2020

Sustainability in Fashion


Sustainability is a complex concept, and there isn’t one universally agreed-upon definition.

For us, at GEYC, sustainability is fundamentally about maintaining life on earth and the ecosystems required to support it. In simplest terms, sustainability is about our children and our grandchildren, and the world we will leave them.

In recent months, major fashion brands and retailers have been cancelling orders, including for products already made and waiting to be sent to stores, and delaying payments to their suppliers. Transparency is a vital step towards a more sustainable future for the industry. What we can’t see, we cannot fix.

If major brands and retailers publish information about who their suppliers are and how they do business with them, then brands can be held to account for leaving their suppliers and supply chain workers in the lurch during such terrible public health and financial crisis.