Sustainable fashion is often regarded as an issue of international trade and global issues, disregarding the role of local municipalities in the phenomena of overproduction and overconsumption and their trickle-down effects. Yet many cities around the world have started to think of this challenge and develop innovative mechanisms to reduce the volume of production and overconsumption and support their city’s fashion sector’s transition to sustainability.
- How can municipalities reduce waste, induce sustainable consumption behaviours in their citizens and promote sustainable choices, and circular business services?
- Do municipalities that are at the receiving end of fast fashion initiate policies and initiatives to re-address the phenomenon?
- Can cities impact the fashion industry by changing consumption patterns of their citizens?
This event was organized by UNECE, ITC Ethical Fashion Initiative, UN Environment, Université de Genève and ICLEI.