Sustainability never goes out of style for Amsterdam fashion industry: Here’s how the city weaves circularity into its fashion fabric

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When we think of greenhouse emissions, we think of automobile, aviation and shipping industries. However, according to the UN, nearly 10 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions is contributed by the fashion industry as a result of its long supply chains and energy-intensive production. The energy consumption of this industry is also more than the energy consumed by the aviation and shipping industry combined.

Amsterdam is one of the few cities in the world that is actively working towards countering the detrimental impact of the fashion industry on the environment. In an exclusive conversation with Silicon Canals, Marike Geertsma, Manager Foreign Direct Investments Fashion & Creative Industries at amsterdam inbusiness, talks about how the city weaves circularity and sustainability into its fashion fabric.

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