Now more than ever, the world is paying attention to how the fashion industry impacts the environment.
In a new United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) video called “Made in Forests,” Michelle Yeoh, a UNDP Goodwill Ambassador set out to see what sustainable fashion could look like without comprising clothing’s beauty.
“The connection between our clothes and our impact on the environment doesn’t immediately come to mind”, Yeoh said in a statement on the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) homepage. “If a jacket or a skirt or a dress looks good, and we can afford it, we buy it. But the environment pays the price.”
The video was presented in July 2018 to world leaders at the High Level Political Forum for Sustainable Development in New York, with the aim of bringing greater attention to the issue.
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