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#istayathome by Susanne Barta

Surfing online for topics that are important to me is part of my daily work. In this time of Corona, even a bit more. Besides comments, analyses and news on the far-reaching pandemic, I look and listen with great interest to how the textile industry is reacting to this crisis. And there is a lot going on right now.

Sustainability in fashion on the rise

People are writing and posting and therefore also thinking a lot. Sustainability in the textile industry – in fashion – seems to be rapidly increasing in importance. On the platform for industry professionals „Business of Fashion“ articles are lining up. Word seems to have got around that sustainability is not limited to producing or wearing a T-shirt made of organic cotton and that companies and consumers are becoming more aware of this now more than ever before.

Sustainability should be a lifestyle.

This concerns us personally, every day. I can imagine that through Corona we get a feeling for how living more sustainably can look like. This feeling could help us to understand that climate change is as real as Corona is, but, as experts emphasize, its effects will be much, much worse. We still have the opportunity to counteract this. And yes, do not lose heart.

Climate change is as real as Corona.

The sustainable fashion community is very active right now. It usually is, but Corona has stepped up the pace again. The 4th edition of the sustainable trade fair and conference format GREENSTYLE munich, for example, is now taking place virtually. With text, image and video contributions. The platform will be expanded digitally and thus become a hub of the sustainable fashion scene.

Anyone who has time and inclination to spend more time on the subject of textile production will find that the “Good on you” platform has put together some interesting information for the Corona era: Films, podcasts and upcycling tipps for creative people.