The rapidly emerging fashion industry is a major contributor to climate changes but it hasn’t come to the notice of many until recently. As per the UN, it generates 20% of wastewater and 10% of carbon emissions across the world. Also, the fashion industry releases half a million tons of synthetic microfibres into the ocean. Of late, consumers are becoming more aware of the environmental impact caused by huge volumes of cheap clothes.
The sustainable fashion tech industry came into existence as a result of this realisation, and several companies are adopting technology to foster sustainability in fashion.