Sarah Kent
Chief Sustainability Correspondent

Sarah Kent is the Chief Sustainability Correspondent of The Business of Fashion (BoF). She is based in London and oversees BoF's coverage of fashion's environmental and social impact. She created and launched industry benchmark the BoF Sustainability Index. Previously, Sarah covered oil companies and energy markets at The Wall Street Journal. She has a Bachelors in History from the University of Oxford.

The News in Brief

Last week, the French luxury group set a target to nearly halve its greenhouse gas emissions by 2035, for the first time setting absolute targets that would require it to decouple sales growth from environmental impact. 2022 proved how challenging this may be.

Start-ups developing new materials like mushroom and lab-grown leather raised $457 million in 2022, down from $980 million in 2021, according to a report published Wednesday by think tank Material Innovation Initiative.

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