Following in the steps of other ethical fashion brands, Zara has announced it plans to sell only sustainable clothes by 2025. The fast fashion giant has already started making small changes, such as re-using fabric from this playsuit to make a scrunchie.
The CEO of Inditex, the company that also owns Pull & Bear and Bershka, told shareholders in their annual meeting at Zara headquarters that clothes made from sustainable fabrics will now be the main focus.
Pablo Isla said, ‘We need to be a force for change, not only in the company but in the whole sector. We are the ones establishing these targets: the strength and impulse for change is coming from the commercial team, the people who are working with our suppliers, the people working with fabrics. It is something that’s happening inside our company.’
He also said that by 2025, 80% of the energy consumed in Zara’s headquarters, factories and stores will be from renewable sources and and that they will produce zero landfill waste. In addition to this, the company announced that the viscose they use will be 100% sustainable by 2023.
This will also be rolled out in the other brands under the same umbrella, which include Massimo Dutti, Zara Home, Pull & Bear and Bershka.
Inditex has also guaranteed that by 2020, all of its brands will cease to use plastic bags.