THE TEXTILE INDUSTRY IS RESPONSIBLE FOR 10% OF GLOBAL CO2 EMISSIONS
The global fashion industry is responsible for 10% of annual carbon emissions. That’s more than all international flights and maritime shipping combined (IBDR).
It’s also continuing to grow; in the early 2000’s, clothing production doubled and the average consumer started to purchase 60% more pieces of clothing compared to 15 years ago (UNCE). If we continue to consume at this rate, the industry’s greenhouse gas emissions will rise more than 50% by 2030 (IBDR).
We’re also not treating these clothes with the love they deserve. A whopping 85% of textiles end up in landfill or being incinerated (UNFCCC). The issue is, clothes are now being seen as disposable.
We realise that Planks is part of the problem.
However, we are committed to doing business the right way. To hold ourselves accountable we have taken the POW (Protect Our Winters) pledge. The pledge is a framework that outlines actions that we can take to reduce our carbon dependency. It covers all aspects of our operations: CO2 intensive activities such as logistics and manufacturing, and more immediate steps, like buying electricity from renewable suppliers and divesting from the fossil fuel industry.
With guidance from POW, we have outlined Planks’ environmental goals for the future and plotted our roadmap to get there. It will culminate in a 50% reduction in carbon emissions by 2030 and the goal of being NetZero by 2040.
We are currently calculating Planks’ carbon footprint, so that we can implement a carbon reduction plan. We'll be sure to keep you updated with our progress.