Could this party dress be a solution for pollution?
Inditex’s ITX, -0.56% Zara brand launched a limited line of little black dresses made partly from carbon emissions on Monday.
And while it’s just one little test for an industry known to spew a lot of emissions into the air as it swaps out retail trends at increasing speed, via so-called fast fashion, the technology represents a rethinking of consumerism. Beyond the supply chain footprint, a makeover for materials is part of what some say will be necessary to stop Earth from heating up too fast and landfills from overflowing.
McKinsey research shows that the global fashion sector was responsible for some 2.1 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in 2018, about 4% of the global total. That’s roughly the same quantity of GHGs per year as the economies of France, Germany and the U.K….