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April 12, 2022

EC recognises the formal link between fossil fuels and fast fashion

By Yasmin Jones-Henry

The EU imposes greater scrutiny into materials and product waste through the introduction of ‘extended product responsibility’ in its newly launched sustainable textiles strategy.

“Fast fashion is poison for our planet,” European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen said in a speech last year. Following the publication of its new sustainable textiles strategy, the EU has now become the first world region to formally recognise the link between fast fashion and fossil fuels.

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