The first wave of the pandemic devastated fashion’s supply chain. Fresh restrictions in Europe this month have already led to more cancellations and price pressure, and more pain is on the horizon as cases worsen in North America.
Big brands like H&M Group, Inditex and Nike are turning to biomass like wood pellets and agricultural waste in a bid to get the world’s dirtiest fossil fuel out of energy-intensive manufacturing processes. Climate groups say it’s not any better.
With global temperatures reaching new highs and time running out for brands to deliver on their environmental commitments, here’s what fashion leaders need to know ahead of the start of the UN’s annual climate summit in Dubai Thursday.