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From: Fixing Fashion


Unsustainable begins with a case study of water pollution from a textile mill in China, owned by a Hong Kong company. Then it considers sustainable trade and programs like the Better Cotton Initiative, which aim to reduce the environmental impacts of textile production. It then examines the cotton industry in Uzbekistan as a case study of sustainability issues. Finally, it explores the call for supply chain transparency, the importance of sustainability in global shipping, global impact trends, a case study of H & M, and closes with considering the fossil fuel and energy impact of the fashion industry.



Michael Lavergne

Michael Lavergne is an ethical supply chain professional who has spent the past eighteen years leading sourcing initiatives across Asia, Latin America, The Middle East, Africa and North American markets. He gained experience in labor, human rights and environmental issues in Central America, Mexico and SE Asia and has supported responsible industry development in East Africa and The Middle East. Michael has written on ethical trade issues for Canadian Business Magazine, The Toronto Star, and The National Post, among others. He is a board member of Fashion Takes Action, serves on the industry Stakeholder Advisory Committee for UNCTAD/ITC's Sustainable Trade for Development initiative, and speaks regularly at industry events such as The Sustainable Fashion Forum and the World Ethical Apparel Roundtable.