Taking inspiration from the slew of brands going sustainable, Zara has announced it plans to sell only sustainable clothes by 2025. The fashion giant has already started making small changes - such as re-using fabric from clothing pieces to create accessories.
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.
"We need to be a force for change, not only in the company but in the whole sector," Pablo Isla said. "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 per cent of the energy consumed in Zara’s headquarters, factories and stores will be from renewable sources and that they will produce zero landfill waste. In addition to this, the company announced that the viscose they use will be 100 per cent sustainable by 2023.
Inditex has also guaranteed that by 2020, all of its brands will cease to use plastic bags.