According to a 2020 report by the Global Fashion Agenda, the fashion industry’s emissions are predicted to increase by 2.7 billion tonnes year-on-year by 2030.
This report—amongst other developments—has triggered a seismic shift in the industry, resulting in a number of fashion brands making significant commitments to reduce their environmental impact. One of the brands that is clearly walking the eco talk is Louis Vuitton.
For the past few years, the French maison has taken important steps to eliminate all single-use plastic in its packaging and to deploy the highest environmental standards for its raw materials by 2025.
To further reinforce its commitment to reduce its carbon footprint, Louis Vuitton introduced two new designs this year created from recycled and bio-sourced materials.
The Charlie sneaker is not only androgynous and the brand’s first couple shoe, but is also made from 90 per cent sustainable materials. The signature LV Pillow bag collection presented in Louis Vuitton’s iconic bag shapes is similarly eco‐friendly: 100 per cent recycled nylon fibre is used to create the iconic quilted and portable design.
As Louis Vuitton continues on its path to greater accountability, Tatler speaks to two eco warriors on the impact they hope to make through the sustainable actions they’ve taken.
First up, Trina Liang-Lin. As the founder of the Women in Sustainability and Environment (Wise) society, an avid philanthropist and a passionate advocator of food sustainability, Liang‐Lin wears many hats. Over the years, she has held leadership roles in organisations such as the UN Women Singapore, the Singapore Council of Women’s Organisations and the Financial Women’s Association Singapore. Currently, she is focused on educating people on how to eat sustainably and shop responsibly.
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