Sustainable Innovation in Fashion in the US 2020
The mission travelled to the US between 28 October and 1 November 2019, visiting New York City and Providence, Rhode Island. During the mission, delegates engaged with New York City-based stakeholders, as the city is one of the global fashion industry’s major hubs.
Abstract from outcome report:
The fashion industry is important to the UK economy, contributing £32 billion ($42 billion) annually and employing around 890,000 people (BFC 2018-19 Annual Report). The national government’s Industrial Strategy aims to increase productivity, generate good jobs and boost earning power for people right across the country, while also committing to protect the climate and environment upon which present and future generations depend. To support this agenda, the UK government has set out its Clean Growth Strategy to grow the national income, while and meet international commitments to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The strategy estimates a quarter of reductions will be achieved through improving industry and business efficiency.
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