Fashionable sustainability is all about sustainable supply chains
The UN framework is best known for identifying 17 sustainable development goals and 169 targets for the world to meet by 2030. All 17 goals are interconnected with each other and connected to all industries, including fashion and retail. The SDGs address things like decent work and economic growth (goal No. 8), industry innovation and infrastructure (No. 9), responsible consumption and production (No. 12), and climate action (No. 13). The key themes of “The Road to 2030” focus around climate commitments, innovative materials and solutions, transparency and traceability, circular solutions, and collaboration. The report explores the themes with examples from dozens of companies like Everlane, Neiman Marcus, Nike, Ralph Lauren, Reformation, Rothy’s, Tapestry and Target.