Until last year, the Made in Italy occupied the second place of the national GDP, with a turnover of 97 billion euros in 2018.
The World Economic Forum has outlined how the fashion industry is the second most polluting sector in the world after the oil industry.
Every year, fashion is responsible for the 10% of global greenhouse gas emissions (CO2) and contributes to the dissipation of 20% of total water resources used in various production phases (dyeing, printing, finishing and of course also to maintain cotton plantations).
Fashion supports a turnover of 225 billion EUR, and occupies with stable employment more than 300 million people globally and contributes significantly to the world’s wealth
According to the UN, it is estimated that the fashion sector consumes more energy than air transport and maritime transport combined.
Every year the 85%of fabrics, are accountable for further polluting the planet because of PM10, PM5, PM1.
Textiles and clothing have huge impact on ocean pollution: about 60% of total clothes are made of polyester which after being washed, releases about 500 thousand tons of microfibers in waterways (the equivalent of 50 billion plastic bottles).
= 50 BILLION
An open door to internationalization in the world of sustainable fashion even for the smallest or developing companies
In line with the current dynamics of ethical awareness and corporate civil responsibility in terms of sustainable fashion Rome, the SUSTAINABLE INNOVATION FASHION WEEK was the first event hosted in the capital in accordance with i SDG – Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations 2030 Agenda. In order to participate to the event, the selected brands must posses very strong sustainability, ethics or innovation elements within their company.
Phygital Sustainability EXPO, promoted by Valeria Mangani, President of Sustainable Fashion Innovation Society, contains a series of international workshops, narrated fashion shows and showrooms; effectively opening the doors to an epochal awareness and paradigm shift.
The declared objective of Sustainable Fashion Innovation Society in to support all start-ups that are genuinely born green as well as those already established brands that intend to rethink themselves by adopting more responsible production formulas that comply with the SDGs, the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations 2030 Agenda. The fashion industry has to deal with its responsibilities.
In 2019, a group of Italian researchers have found traces of plastic in human placenta and microfibers in liver tumors. What are we waiting for to implement the Green Revolution? Only MADE IN ITALY can perform it masterfully, preserving the design style that distinguishes us globally.
The great collective response received by our event has attracted the attention of Microsoft for Startups which will observe the incubator until the next PHYGITAL SUSTAINABILITY EXPO in Rome: