What types of interventions, as well as actors, can potentially make the fashion sector sustainable? Sandra Roos and colleagues explore this in a new published article in Journal of Cleaner Production. The impact reduction resulted from the investigated interventions such as energy efficiency, recycling etc, is compared with whether it is sufficient or not in relation to the planetary boundaries. By answering the questions; 1) How sustainable is the fashion sector today?, 2) What is a sustainable fashion sector?, 3) Are proposed interventions enough to make the fashion sector sustainable?, it is possible to measure the fashion sector’s sustainability in relation to the limitations of our planet and learn which types of interventions that can potentially provide the greatest improvements. One intervention in isolation does not make the difference; it has to be a combination and sharing-economy needs to be smart.

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