Fashion and Sustainability: Look Good, Feel Good, Do Good

The relentless pursuit to increase profits by businesses large and small has fueled a culture of mass over-consumption and disposability. This ambition has taxed our natural resources to their breaking point creating a ripple effect on human beings environmentally, economically, and socially. While the entire world is responsible for cleaning things up Maher Nasser, Director of Outreach for the United Nation’s Department of Public Information (DPI) says, “The global apparel industry is one of the greatest abusers of natural resources on the planet.”

On November 16th, DPI and NGO Relations hosted a briefing entitled “Fashion and Sustainability: Look Good, Feel Good, Do Good” at the UN in New York City. A panel of experts and change-makers representing non-profit organizations spoke about their respective missions to raise awareness on environmental sustainability, material and manufacturing transparency, and human rights. The event concluded with a fashion show featuring collections by designers whose work supports these initiatives.



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