Fashion brands pledge to become carbon-neutral by 2050

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High street fashion brands including Gap and H&M have vowed to become carbon-neutral by 2050.

Signing a pledge at the COP24 conference in Poland, the brands have promised to reduce their carbon footprint by 30% by 2030, and to be neutral 20 years later.

COP24 is the informal name for the 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

The fashion brands which have made the pledge, according to sustainability news site Edie.net, are: Aquitex, Arcteryx, Burberry, Esprit, Guess, Gap, H&M Group, Hakro, Hugo Boss, Inditex, Kering Group, Lenzing AG, Levi Strauss & Co., Mammut Sports Group, Mantis World, Maersk, Otto Group, Pidigi, Puma , re:newcell, Schoeller Textiles, Peak Performance, PVH Corp., Salomon, Skunkfunk, SLN Textil, Sympatex Technologies, Target and Tropic Knits Group.

Will the companies' pledge encourage you to change your shopping habits? What's been the COP24 highlight for you? Or has it passed you by? (Check out our blog post all about COP24 if you're not sure what it's all about).

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Marc, you've hit the proverbial nail on the head with "Will the companies' pledge encourage you to change your shopping habits"
It's astounding just how much more quickly companies can change once the bottom line is threatened by consumers no longer supporting their brand because of it's adverse environmental impact.
It's also of interest that UK is one of the worst countries for clothing turnover, we buy more cheaper-clothes and dispose of them more frequently than other European countries.
Perhaps they could use recycled crisp packets to make some of the clothes (a better segue into crisp packets needed!)

Marc;19253:
High street fashion brands including Gap and H&M have vowed to become carbon-neutral by 2050.

Signing a pledge at the COP24 conference in Poland, the brands have promised to reduce their carbon footprint by 30% by 2030, and to be neutral 20 years later.

COP24 is the informal name for the 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

The fashion brands which have made the pledge, according to sustainability news site Edie.net, are: Aquitex, Arcteryx, Burberry, Esprit, Guess, Gap, H&M Group, Hakro, Hugo Boss, Inditex, Kering Group, Lenzing AG, Levi Strauss & Co., Mammut Sports Group, Mantis World, Maersk, Otto Group, Pidigi, Puma , re:newcell, Schoeller Textiles, Peak Performance, PVH Corp., Salomon, Skunkfunk, SLN Textil, Sympatex Technologies, Target and Tropic Knits Group.

Will the companies' pledge encourage you to change your shopping habits? What's been the COP24 highlight for you? Or has it passed you by? (Check out our blog post all about COP24 if you're not sure what it's all about).

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